According to WhatsApp, over 23 lakh Indian accounts were disabled in August
In accordance with the new IT regulations, the corporation made the statement in its monthly compliance report.
WhatsApp, a messaging service, announced on Saturday that it has deleted 23.28 million Indian users’ accounts for abusing the app’s features in August.
Based on complaints submitted through its grievance redress channel and by its own mechanism to discover infractions, the accounts were banned.
According to the new Information Technology (Guidelines for Intermediaries and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, the corporation made the statement in its monthly compliance report.
According to the regulation, social media sites in India with more than 50 lakh users are required to post compliance reports each month that include information about complaints received and actions taken.
The texting service had 23.87 million users when it was banned in July. Earlier than this, on July 23, 87 lakh accounts were suspended, followed by June 22, lakh, and May 19, lakh.
According to WhatsApp’s report on Saturday, out of all the accounts that were prohibited in August, 10.08 lakh were banned “proactively” by the messaging service before any user reports were received.
According to the messaging service, “WhatsApp also deploys tools and resources to prevent harmful behaviour on the platform, in addition to reacting to and acting on user complaints through the grievance channel.” Because we think it is much preferable to prevent harmful behaviour from occurring in the first place than to discover it after harm has already been done, prevention is a special area of emphasis for us.