WhatsApp banned 37.16 lakh Indian accounts in November.
This number is 60% more than the account banned in October.
In October, WhatsApp banned 23.24 lakh accounts in the country.
new Delhi. Meta’s instant messaging platform WhatsApp informed on Wednesday that it had banned 37.16 lakh Indian accounts in November, which is almost 60 percent more than the number of accounts banned in October. In October, WhatsApp banned 23.24 lakh accounts in the country, out of which 8.11 lakh accounts were already banned. WhatsApp further said that in the account banned in India in November, there are 9.9 lakh accounts which were already banned before being flagged by the users.
Under the Information Technology Rules 2021, WhatsApp said in its monthly report that it had banned 3,716,000 WhatsApp accounts between November 1 and November 30. Of these, 990,000 accounts had already been banned. Significantly, the messaging platform has more than 400 million users in the country and these Indian accounts are identified through 91 phone numbers.
Action against 73 accounts
According to reports, WhatsApp received 946 complaints from users in November, including an appeal to ban 830 accounts. Out of these, action was taken against only 73 accounts. WhatsApp said it responds to all complaints except in cases where the complaint is considered a duplicate of a previous ticket.
Report has to be issued every month
The government last week announced rules for setting up a complaint appeal system against arbitrary content moderation, deactivation or removal decisions by big tech companies. Explain that under the new IT rule, digital platforms with more than 50 lakh users have to publish compliance reports every month. In this, the details of the complaints received and the action taken are given.