WhatsApp Banned Over 2 Million Indian Accounts In August, For Sending Bulk Messages

Around 2 million accounts of Indian WhatsApp customers have been banned by the company within the month of August, revealed the latest compliance report.


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As reported first by PTI round 20,70,000 Indian accounts have been banned on WhatsApp throughout this era. The numbers on this listing have been recognized through the Indian code +91.

In a earlier compliance report, WhatsApp had revealed that almost all accounts get banned as a result of unauthorised use of bulk messaging. On common, the texting platform bans over 8 million accounts worldwide each month to forestall abuse on its platform. 

In its most up-to-date report, it revealed that it had acquired over 420 consumer reviews which included 105 account assist complaints, 222 ban appeals, 34 different assist requests, 42 product assist requests and 17 safety-related complaints through the month of August alone. 

Also throughout this month, 41 accounts have been ‘actioned’, which in keeping with WhatsApp means it took remedial motion based mostly on the report, which might embody banning an account or restoring a beforehand banned account. 

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The issuing of a compliance report comes after the brand new IT guidelines went into impact on May 26 that now require giant digital platforms with over 5 million customers in India to publish compliance reviews each month, itemizing out the complaints and motion taken.


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In its earlier report, it highlighted that because of the end-to-end encrypted nature of the chats, the company can not look into the messages of its customers.

To keep decorum on the platform, it makes use of accessible unencrypted data together with consumer reviews, profile photographs, group photographs and descriptions in addition to superior AI instruments and resources to detect and forestall abuse on its platform.

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