WhatsApp blocks over 65 lakh bad accounts in India in May [details inside]

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WhatsApp blocks over 65 lakh bad accounts in India in May [details inside]

Meta-owned WhatsApp banned greater than 65 lakh bad accounts in India in the month of May, in compliance with the brand new IT Rules 2021, the corporate knowledgeable on Sunday.

Between May 1 and May 31, 6,508,000 WhatsApp accounts had been banned and a couple of,420,700 of those accounts had been proactively banned, earlier than any studies from customers in the nation.

In the month of April, WhatsApp, which has greater than 500 million customers in India, had banned a report (*65*) 74 lakh bad accounts.

The hottest messaging platform additionally acquired 3,912 grievance studies like “ban appeals” in May in the nation, and the information “actioned” had been 297.



“Accounts Actioned” denotes studies the place WhatsApp¬†took remedial motion based mostly on the report and taking motion denotes both banning an account or a beforehand banned account being restored in consequence.

“This user-safety report accommodates particulars of the consumer complaints acquired and the corresponding motion taken by WhatsApp, in addition to WhatsApp’s personal preventive actions to fight abuse on our platform,” in accordance with the corporate.

In a bid to empower hundreds of thousands of Indian social media customers, the Centre lately launched the Grievance Appellate Committee (GAC) that can look into their considerations concerning content material and different points.

WhatsApp. (File Photo: IANS)

WhatsApp. (File Photo: IANS)IANS

The newly-formed panel, a transfer to strengthen the nation’s digital legal guidelines to tame the Big Tech firms, will look into appeals by customers in opposition to selections of social media platforms.

In a serious push in the direction of an open, secure, trusted and accountable Internet, the Ministry of Electronics and IT has notified some amendments geared toward defending the rights of ‘Digital Nagriks’.

(With inputs from IANS)

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