30 Lakh Indian Whatsapp Accounts Banned In 46 Days: Top Reasons Why Ban Was Imposed?
Over 30 lakh Indian accounts have been banned by WhatsApp between June 16-July 31, the company said in its compliance report, released on Tuesday.
Why Indian Accounts Have Been Banned By WhatsApp?
The figures were published in the company’s most recent compliance report.
WhatsApp has released its second monthly report for the 46 days of 16 June to 31 July, following the new IT Rules 2021.
According to the business, 30,27,000 Indian accounts were banned from WhatsApp during the period.
“Over the years, the platform has consistently invested in Artificial Intelligence and another state of the art technology, data scientists and experts, and in processes, to keep its users safe on the platform,” a WhatsApp spokesperson said.
What Action Will Be Taken?
Taking action implies either banning or reinstating the account.
From June 16 to July 31, WhatsApp received 594 user reports spanning account support (137), ban appeal (316), other support (45), product support (64), and safety (32). According to the report, 74 accounts were “actioned” during this time.
“In accordance with the IT Rules 2021, we’ve published our second monthly report for the 46 days of – 16 June to 31 July,” WhatsApp spokesperson said.
To report any grievance to WhatsApp, users can e-mail at [email protected] or report and block suspicious accounts using the buttons available in-app.