WhatsApp has banned more than 23 lakh accounts in India in the month of October this year in revert to violation of safety rules.
WhatsApp issued the October monthly report in order to comply with latest IT rules and made the revelation. The report highlighted-
- More than 8.1 lakh accounts got banned for violation of rules or policies.
- WhatsApp blocks accounts when users report harassing or spamming linked to the same.
The new guidelines for safety are in accordance with the Rule 4(1)(d) of Information Technology Rules of 2021. The messaging platform released the user safety report. The accounts that git banned had been receiving frequent complaints from users.
The report also mentioned that Whatsapp is dedicated for providing safety for the users. It released a statement saying, “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.”
WhatsApp mentioned that for detecting spam or fraud users, it employs automated methods. Its abuse detention system on-platform works stage wise as per account- lifestyle: registration, messaging, and response to any negative feedback.
You may drop a complaint over to WhatsApp support about any malicious accounts using using at the address firstname.lastname@example.org. Simply mention any issues with an account. Reporting is complete when you share a screenshot to accompany the complaint. You may report WhatsApp account from WhatsApp chat. Click on Tap More options, then More > Report. You may select between reporting a user or blocking the account.