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More than 22 lakh Indian Whatsapp accounts were banned in June, know the reason for this action

Following the new IT regulations, Meta-owned WhatsApp banned more than 22 lakh WhatsApp accounts in India in June. The platform received a total of 632 complaints, out of which 64 were acted upon. These facts have come to the fore in the ‘India Monthly Report under the Information Technology Rules, 2021’. In a statement, a company spokesperson said that WhatsApp is the industry leader in preventing abuse among end-to-end encrypted messaging services. Over the past few years, we have invested in everything from Artificial Intelligence to hi-tech technologies, data scientists and experts and more to keep users safe on our platform.

The company has taken action on certain accounts for violating Indian laws and WhatsApp’s Terms of Service. In its report, WhatsApp has told about this action. According to a media report, the platform has banned 2.2 million or more than 22 lakh accounts in India in June. The report states that 426 requests and 16 complaints were made to ban the account for security reasons. After this, action was taken on 64 accounts.

How does WhatsApp deal with abuse? Under this, the report states that in addition to responding to and taking action on user complaints, WhatsApp also deploys tools and resources on its platform that prevent abuse.

WhatsApp says that abuse detection using its tool operates in three phases: during registration, during messaging and in response to negative feedback. According to WhatsApp, a team of analysts evaluates these functions.

For any complaints with WhatsApp, users can e-mail at [email protected] Apart from this, you can also report suspicious accounts through the app. Earlier in March, WhatsApp had banned more than 1.85 million (18 lakh) accounts.

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