WhatsApp Banned 2 Million Indian Accounts in August

WhatsApp Banned 2 Million Plus Indian Accounts in August



WhatsApp Banned 2 Million Plus Indian Accounts in August

WhatsApp banned over 20.70 lakh accounts in India in August.

As per the data from WhatsApp’s monthly compliance report, the platform received 420 user reports spanning across account support (105), ban appeal (222), other support (34), product support (42) and safety (17) during August.

One of the key factors behind the ban of 20,70,000 accounts is said to be due to the unauthorised use of automated or bulk messages.

Over 95 per cent of accounts that are involved in automated messaging face bans in India.

WhatsApp took action against 41 accounts out of the 421 reports it received.

The company also revealed in its support page that when it gets user complaints via the grievance channel, the messaging service deploys tools and resources to prevent harmful behaviour.

Previously, the Facebook-owned company had stated that more than 95 per cent of bans are due to the unauthorised use of automated or bulk messaging (spam).

The global average number of accounts that WhatsApp bans to prevent abuse on its platform is around eight million per month.

According to the messaging platform, taking action means it has either banned an account or restored a previously banned account as a result of the complaint.

More than three million Indian accounts were banned by WhatsApp, which also received 594 grievance reports, between June 16 and July 31.

The global average number of accounts that WhatsApp bans to prevent abuse on its platform is around 8 million accounts per month.

WhatsApp explained that “ Accounts Actioned ” denotes reports where it took remedial action based on the report.

Taking action denotes either banning an account or a previously banned account being restored as a result of the complaint.

Also, reports may have been reviewed but not included as ‘’Actioned’’ for many reasons, including the user needing assistance to access their account or to use some features, user-requested restoration of a banned account and the request is denied, or if the reported account does not violate the laws of India or WhatsApp’s Terms of Service.

No comments

Powered by Blogger.
close