khaskhabar.com : Saturday, December 02, 2023 2:22 PM
New Delhi. Meta-owned WhatsApp banned a record of more than 75 lakh rogue accounts in India in the month of October in compliance with the new IT Rules 2021.
Between October 1 and 31, the company banned 7,548,000 accounts.
WhatsApp said in its monthly compliance report that before any reports from users, about 1,919,000 of these accounts were actively banned.
The most popular messaging platform, which has more than 500 million users in the country, received a record 9,063 complaint reports in the country in October, and a record 12 “actions” were taken.
“Accounts Action” refers to reports where WhatsApp took appropriate action based on the report and taking action means either banning an account or reinstating a previously banned account.
According to the company, “This user-safety report includes details of user complaints received and actions taken by WhatsApp, as well as WhatsApp’s own preventive actions to address abuse on our platform.”
To empower millions of Indian social media users, the Center recently launched the Grievance Appellate Committee (GAC), which looks into their concerns regarding content and other issues.
The newly constituted panel, a step towards strengthening the country’s digital laws to rein in Big Tech companies, will look into appeals by users against decisions of social media platforms.
“We are the industry leader in preventing and combating abuse with end-to-end encrypted messaging services,” WhatsApp said. In addition to our safety features and controls, we employ a team of engineers, data scientists, analysts, researchers, and experts in law enforcement, online safety, and technology development to oversee these efforts.”
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