WhatsApp banned 2.07 million Indian accounts in August to prevent harmful behavior
WhatsApp banned more than 2 million accounts in the month of August to prevent abuse on the platform, prevent harmful and harmful behavior. The latest transparency report from WhatsApp, published for compliance with the new Information Technology (Intermediate Guidelines and Digital Media Code Code) Rules 2021, revealed that it banned a total of 20,70,000 accounts a month. The report also reveals that a total of 222 ban appeals were made by users and the India Grievance Officer during the mentioned timeframe and 41 accounts were ‘actioned’.
In its third Transparency Report, WhatsApp confirmed that a total of 420 user queries were received in the month of August. Of these, 222 were banned appeals, 105 had questions regarding account support, and 76 reports were received regarding WhatsApp and product and support. There were 17 reports received by WhatsApp regarding security too. As mentioned, out of the 222 ban appeals received by users and the India Grievance Officer, only 41 accounts were acted upon.
In addition to responding to consumer complaints, WhatsApp also has its own tools to prevent harmful behavior on platforms. This tool detects abuse on the user’s lifestyle in three steps – during registration, during messaging, and in response to negative feedback that it receives in the form of user reports and blocks.
In July, WhatsApp added that accounts alone account for 25% of the accounts restricted to accounts in the world. The shared average is around 8 million accounts a month, banned every month, which means that sanctions in India (many of which were for messenger or spam) constitute a quarter of the world’s restrictions.
From June 16 to July 31, WhatsApp banned a total of 3,027,000 accounts. Earlier, WhatsApp banned 2,011,000 accounts between 0 and 15 between June 15 and June 15.