Received Offensive Whatsapp Messages? This Is How You Can Lodge Your Complaint With Govt.
Govt. has taken this action after senior journalists received offensive messages on Whatsapp
Social media platforms are an easy medium to take disadvantage of unexpecting people. People receive messages full of vulgar unwanted content on Whatsapp, which is obviously very disturbing. But, now there’s a solution to this problem – register a complaint at the Department of Telecom.
Read on to know all the details..
The DoT to the Rescue!
Apparently, many public figures, including journalists, received abusive and threatening messages, which led them to complain against such incidents.
Which is why, the DoT (Department of Telecom) took it upon themselves to find a worthy solution for this constantly increasing issue, as per the statement of an official.
DoT Controller Communications Ashish Joshi said in a tweet, “We will take it up with the telecom operators and police heads for necessary action.”
As per reports, the DoT said in an order that license conditions bar carriage of objectionable, obscene or unauthorized content in any form on the network. This order was released on February 19, 2019.
This order also instructs telecom service operators to take immediate action against any such customers who have been abusing the internet privileges by acting this way. Sending such messages on Whatsapp or any other social media, is termed as violation of customer declaration in the customer application form.
Protect Yourself: Notify DoT Now
Here’s what to do in case you are on the receiving end of any unwanted messages on Whatsapp:
If you are a victim of such abusive, threatening, vulgar content, or if you find anything offensive, take a screenshot of the messages and their content immediately.
Email the screenshots and mobile number of the offender/s to [email protected].
The order says, “If anyone is receiving abusive/offensive/death threats/ vulgar whatsapp messages ,please send screen shots of the message along with the mobile numbers at [email protected]”
What About Other Social Media Platforms?
This action by Govt. over offensive messages on Whatsapp is appreciated, but it is not clear whether the same action can be done for other social media platforms as well. Facebook, Twitter, Reddit etc are some of the top social media networks, where users often face abusive and offensive messages.
We will keep you updated, as we receive more updates.
What do you think of this initiative? Will this help stop the unrestricted forwarding of offending messages? Share your opinions with us in the comments section below!