What’s up with WhatsApp ? 7.2 million Indian accounts banned in November 2023!

7.2 million Indian accounts banned in November 2023!

What's up with WhatsApp ? 7.2 million Indian accounts banned in November 2023!

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Over the specified period, the company received a total of 8,841 reports, resulting in action taken on the basis of these reports. The grievance reports were classified into categories, covering areas such as account support, ban appeal, and other support issues.

In compliance with the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, Meta-owned WhatsApp has published its monthly report detailing actions taken between November 1 and November 30, 2023. The report encompasses user grievances, account actions, and orders received from the Grievance Appellate Committee (GAC).

The report further highlights WhatsApp’s strategy to curb harmful behavior on the platform. Utilizing abuse detection tools at various stages of an account’s lifecycle—during registration, messaging, and in response to user reports and blocks—the company took significant action. Specifically, between November 1 and November 30, 2023, WhatsApp banned a noteworthy 7,196,000 accounts in India.

Notably, 1,954,000 of these accounts were proactively banned.

The report from Meta’s instant messaging platform detailed the abuse detection mechanisms operating at various stages of an account’s lifecycle and emphasizes the company’s focus on prevention. As per the instant messaging platform, the section on user grievances provided insights into the types of complaints received and the corresponding actions taken.