Messaging service WhatsApp has banned about 26.85 lakh accounts in India in September. Of these, 8.72 lakh have been banned by the company before receiving complaints from users. Compared to August, the number of accounts blocked by WhatsApp is about 15 percent higher.
WhatsApp, the unit of Meta, which runs social media site Facebook, banned 23.28 lakh accounts in August. whatsapp “About 26,85,000 WhatsApp accounts were banned between September 1 and 30,” stated in its user safety report for the month of September. Of these, about 8,72,000 accounts were banned before any reports were received from users. Has gone.”
The stringent IT rules that came into force last year have made it mandatory for large digital platforms to publish compliance reports every month. The WhatsApp report states that it had received 666 complaints in September and action has been taken against only 12 of them. The central government is amending the IT rules to make it legally accountable to prevent banned and misinformation content on social media platforms like Twitter. The government has made it clear that these platforms operating in the country will have to comply with the laws of the country as well as take care of the constitutional authorities of the users.
New Rules There is a provision to set up an Appellate Committee, which can overrule the decisions of big tech companies on requests related to removal or blocking of content. Social media companies have been accused of being negligent about content or not resolving complaints quickly. IT State Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that with the changes in IT rules, complaints regarding content on social media companies will be resolved soon. He said that due to the careless attitude of social media platforms to such complaints, it was necessary to change these rules. He said that such an attitude cannot be accepted. Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, one of the largest electric car companies, last week completed a deal to buy Twitter for about $ 44 billion. This has made Musk the owner of one of the most influential social media apps in the world.