Twitter took action against 340 URLs last month for harassment, defamation and illegal activities

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Twitter took action against 340 URLs last month for harassment, defamation and illegal activities
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  • Twitter had received 867 complaints in this time frame.
  • It overturned 10 of the account suspensions based on the specifics of the situation.
  • The platform also suspended 4,800 accounts globally for promoting terrorism.
Twitter India took action against 339 URLs (web addresses) between August 26 to September 25, the microblogging platform revealed in its compliance report.

The platform had received 867 complaints in this time frame. These complaints range between abuse or harassment, child sexual exploitation, defamation, hateful conduct, impersonation, illegal activities (money laundering, gambling, hacking), sensitive adult content and more.

Twitter took action against 340 URLs last month for harassment, defamation and illegal activities
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“In addition to the above data, we processed 65 grievances which were appealing Twitter account suspensions. These were all resolved and the appropriate responses were sent. We overturned 10 of the account suspensions based on the specifics of the situation, but the other accounts remain suspended. Twitter received 44 requests related to general questions about Twitter accounts during this reporting period,” Twitter said in its compliance report.
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Twitter received complaints against 1,455 URLs between July 26 to August 25, 2021, of which 519 URLs were taken down between July to August 2021, Majority of these complaints were for impersonations. Twitter had also over turned six account suspensions in the same month.

The microblogging platform — in its latest compliance report — also emphasised that it is keeping a close eye for any posts or accounts promoting terroism and child sexual exploitation on its platform. The company claims to have suspended 25,500 accounts globally for child sexual exploitation, non-consensual nudity, and similar content.

Close to 4,800 accounts were suspended globally for promoting terrorism.
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