WhatsApp banned more than 23 lakh accounts in October
According to the spokesperson of WhatsApp, following the IT Rules 2021, it has banned more than 23 lakh accounts in the month of October. In another statement, it has been said on its behalf that out of these more than 23 lakh accounts, 8,11,000 accounts were banned with full activeness even before any complaint was received from the user. A WhatsApp spokesperson said in the statement, “WhatsApp is an industry leader in preventing abuse when it comes to end-to-end encrypted messaging services.” Over the years, we have continuously invested in artificial intelligence and other state-of-the-art technologies, data scientists and experts, and processes to keep our users safe on the platform.
Restrictions as per IT Rules 2021
It has been said by WhatsApp, ‘According to IT Rules 2021, we have published our report for the month of October 2022. This user-safety report includes the details of the complaints received from the user and the action taken by WhatsApp on it, as well as the preventive action taken by WhatsApp to prevent misuse of its platform. According to the spokesperson, under this, more than 23 lakh accounts were banned in October.
use of a variety of resources
In a statement issued by WhatsApp, it has been said that the company had banned 2,685,000 accounts between 1 and 30 September this year. It has been said on behalf of the company that it not only takes action on the basis of complaints received from the user through the appropriate complaint channel, it also uses tools and other resources on its behalf to prevent misuse of the platform, so that Any harmful behavior can be stopped.
How is abuse detected?
According to WhatsApp, the messaging platform owned by Meta, ‘we focus exclusively on prevention, as we believe it is much better to stop harmful activities before they happen, rather than discover them after the damage has been done.’ It has said that there are three stages of abuse detection on an account – at the time of registration, at the time of messaging and at the time of receiving negative feedback, which we get to know through user reports and blocking.
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Rules for platforms with more than 5 million users
According to one figure, there are more than 400 million users of the messaging platform in the country. According to IT Rules 2021, major digital and social media platforms with more than 50 lakh users have to publish Action Taken Report every month. This step has been taken by the Government of India to protect the rights of the users. (Photos – Indicative)