WhatsApp bans 17.5 lakh bad accounts in India in November 2021

WhatsApp bans 17.5 lakh bad accounts in India in November 2021

WhatsApp bans 17.5 lakh bad accounts in India in November 2021

In October, the messaging platform banned more than 20 lakh Indian accounts and it got 500 grievance reports.

New Delhi : WhatsApp has said it banned 1,759,000 accounts in India in November in compliance with the IT Rules 2021, adding that it got 602 grievance reports in the same month from the country, and took action on 36 of those.

“ In accordance with the IT Rules 2021, we’ve published our sixth monthly report for the month of November. 

This user-safety report contains details of the user complaints received and the corresponding action taken by WhatsApp, as well as WhatsApp's own preventive actions to combat abuse on our platform,” the company said in a statement.

“ WhatsApp is an industry leader in preventing abuse, among end-to-end encrypted messaging services. 

Over the years, we have consistently invested in Artificial Intelligence and other state-of-the-art technology, data scientists and experts, and in processes, in order to keep our users safe on our platform,” it added. 

Worth mentioning here is that the social media platform had barred moer than 20 lakh accounts in October in India, 500 grievance reports were received by it. WhatsApp has more than 40 crore users in India.

Earlier, the social messaging platform mentioned that over 95 per cent of bans are due to the unauthorised use of automated or bulk messaging (spam). 

Taking action signifies either barring an account or a formerly banned account being restored as a result of the complaint.

The new IT rules which came into effect in May need large digital platforms (with over 50 lakh users) to publish compliance reports every month, giving the details of complaints received and action taken. 

The company has said it will continue to bring more transparency to its work and include more information about its endeavours in future reports. 

Earlier, WhatsApp had mentioned that being an end-to-end encrypted platform, it has no visibility into the content of any messages.

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