WhatsApp Banned Over 22 Lakh Accounts in India in June


Meta-owned WhatsApp banned over 22 lakh accounts in India in the month of June in compliance with the new IT regulations, 2021. The company has given this information on Tuesday. The platform had banned over 19 lakh objectionable accounts in the country in May.

The Messaging Platform Received 632 Complaints Within the Country in June, out of Which 64 Were Processed

In May, WhatsApp received 528 complaints and ‘actionable’ accounts were 24.

A company spokesperson said in a statement, “WhatsApp is the industry leader in preventing abuse among end-to-end encrypted messaging services.

Over the past few years, we have developed artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies on our platform to keep our users safe. Consistently invested in technology, data scientists and experts and processes.”

Published in accordance with Rule 4(1)(d) of the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Code of Conduct) Rules, 2021, the report details the action taken by WhatsApp in response to complaints received from users in India.

Complaints are received through the grievance mechanism and accounts for violations of country law or terms of service are processed through its prevention and detection methods.

‘Accounts Actioned’ Refers to Reports Where WhatsApp Took Action Based on the Report

Under the new IT Rules 2021, large digital and social media platforms with more than 5 million users are required to publish a monthly compliance report.

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