Latest WhatsApp monthly compliance report reveals that over 20 lakh Indian accounts were banned in August this year. Whatsapp banned 20,70,000 accounts just in one month to prevent abuse on its platform.
Reports suggest that more than 95% of accounts involved in unauthorised use of automated messaging or spam, face bans in India. The social messaging platform had received 420 grievances report during the month of August. An Indian account is identified via a +91 phone number.
Out of 222 requests filed by Indian Grievances Officer, WhatsApp took action against 41 accounts. After getting user complaints through the grievance channel, WhatsApp deploys tools and resources to prevent uncivil behaviour.
Prior to this action, WhatsApp had banned over 3 million Indian accounts in a span of 46 days. 3M+ accounts were banned between June 16 and July 31 to prevent online abuse and keep users safe on platform. Globally, the average number of accounts that WhatsApp bans every month is around 8 million.
Published: Diptiranjita Patra
Last updated: 04 October 2021, 11:42 AM IST
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