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Twitter Bans Over 34K Accounts For Content Related To Child Abuse & Terrorism

Twitter Bans Over 34K Accounts For Content Related To Child Abuse & Terrorism

268 user complaints logged on the platform between January 26 and February 25, 2022

Most grievances pertain to instances of online harassment followed by impersonation, hateful conduct, manipulated media, among others

Based on the complaints, Twitter took down 638 URLs during the same period

Microblogging site Twitter has released its compliance report for the period between January 26, 2022 and February 25, 2022

According to the report, Twitter reported a total of 268 complaints during the same period. Most of the grievances pertained to online harassment (161), followed by impersonation (40), hateful conduct (18),manipulated media (14), defamation (11), copyright infringement (7), sensitive adult content (5), among others. 

Twitter reported a total of 268 complaints between January 26- February 25, 2022.
Twitter reported a total of 268 complaints between January 26- February 25, 2022.

Based on these complaints, a total of 638 URLs were taken down. These included 471 URLs for online harassment, 50 for sensitive adult content, 42 for hateful conduct, 35 for IP-related infringement, 23 URLs for manipulated media, among others.

Twitter also processed 80 grievances related to account suspension. Based on these requests, 6 suspensions were revoked while the rest continue to remain suspended.

Twitter also cracked the whip on content pieces related to child sexual exploitation and promotion of terrorism on its platform. The social media giant claims to sweep everything from media and text to illustrations to highlight any such instances of illegal activities.

As part of this, the social media giant banned 30,992 accounts for posting content related to non-consensual nudity, child exploitation and related content. In addition, Twitter also blocked 3,924 accounts for tweeting content promoting terrorism.

social media giant banned 30,992 accounts for posting content related to non-consensual nudity, child exploitation and related content.
The social media giant banned 30,992 accounts for posting content related to non-consensual nudity and child exploitation.

In its last compliance report that collated data between December 26, 2021 to January 25, 2022, Twitter had suspended more than 42,000 accounts for tweeting content related to child sexual exploitation and prooting terrorism.

This comes barely hours after Meta also released its monthly transparency report for Facebook and Instagram. The social media giant said that the two platforms together took action against 23.4 Mn content pieces in February this year.Another Meta-owned platform, WhatsApp, also banned.1.4 Mn accounts between February 1 and 28. 

Additionally, Google also removed 93,067 pieces of bad content based on user complaints in February this year. Meanwhile, the homegrown content sharing platform, ShareChat, also logged in 5.6 Mn user complaints in February this year.