In a proactive move against content promoting non-consensual nudity and child sexual exploitation, X Corp, led by tech mogul Elon Musk, formerly known as Twitter, executed a stringent crackdown on over 2.3 million accounts during the months of June and July in India. This endeavor stems from the company’s dedication to a safer online environment.
Elon Musk’s X Corp, which was once recognized as Twitter, recently purged more than 2.3 million accounts on its platform in India during the period of June to July. The initiative, driven by the company’s commitment to eradicating non-consensual nudity and child sexual exploitation, underscores its commitment to fostering a secure digital space.
The extensive efforts undertaken by X Corp in India are highlighted in a comprehensive report by the esteemed news agency IANS. Throughout the time span from May 26 to June 25, the company took decisive action against a staggering 544,473 accounts involved in questionable activities. Furthermore, the resolute stand against inappropriate content saw X Corp eliminating a remarkable 2,395,495 accounts during June and July. Among these measures, 1,772 accounts were eradicated due to their association with terrorism-related content.
Notably, this effort follows closely on the heels of X Corp’s planned release of the monthly India compliance report for the May-June interval on the X Transparency portal. This approach mirrors the practices of other prominent social networking entities such as Facebook and Meta, the parent company of WhatsApp. However, the publication of the compliance report experienced a slight delay, encompassing insights into user complaints via the “India grievance mechanism,” corresponding actions, and proactive monitoring strategies aligned with the IT Rules of 2021.
In an unexpected turn, visitors encountered the message “Looks like this page doesn’t exist. Here’s a picture of a poodle sitting in a chair for your trouble” upon accessing the IT Rules report for May-June 2023.
Furthermore, the period spanning June 26 to July 25 witnessed a remarkable surge in X Corp’s actions against undesirable content. During this timeframe, the company banned an impressive 1,851,022 accounts and additionally eliminated 2,865 accounts linked to terrorism propagation on its platform. The vigilance against offensive content was further highlighted by the reception of 2,056 user complaints from India during the same period. As part of its responsive approach, X Corp addressed 49 grievances revolving around account suspensions between June 26 and July 25.
Parallel to these developments, X Corp unveiled an exciting feature under the leadership of CEO Linda Yaccarino. A report by TechCrunch, citing a CNBC interview, revealed that the company would soon enable video calls on its platform. This addition, similar to functionalities on Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, aligns with X Corp’s transformation into a comprehensive “everything app” in accordance with Elon Musk’s vision. Remarkably, these video calls on the platform will be facilitated without the need to share personal phone numbers, ensuring a privacy-centric experience.