WhatsApp bans accounts of 2 million Indian users
Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has released its monthly report on Friday, following the new IT Rules 2021. According to this latest report, WhatsApp has banned more than two million WhatsApp accounts in India in the month of August, which according to the company has been found to be in violation of the rules.
In its second monthly report for the period of 30 days from August 1 to August 31, under the Information Technology (Intermediate Guidelines and Digital Media Code of Conduct) Rules, 2021, WhatsApp has been mandated to contact users in India through e-mail and mail. A total of 420 complaints have been received. Sent via mail to the complaint officer of WhatsApp India. Thereafter, the platform took action on a total of 41 of these complaints. And they have been banned.
WhatsApp banned about 20 lakh accounts in India
“This user-safety report details user complaints and related actions taken by WhatsApp, as well as WhatsApp’s own preventive actions to combat abuse on our platform,” a WhatsApp spokesperson said.
Let us tell you that between June 16 and July 31, WhatsApp banned 30.2 lakh accounts in India following the new IT laws.
In its first Monthly Grievance Redressal Report, WhatsApp had banned two million accounts in India for largely sending harmful or unsolicited and false messages.
“Our main focus has been to prevent accounts from sending malicious or unwanted messages on a large scale. We maintain advanced capabilities to identify these accounts that send high or unusual messages,” the company said. Thus in this monthly report, WhatsApp has banned more than 20 lakh accounts in India.
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