WhatsApp bans over 71 lakh Indian accounts in September
PTC News Desk: Meta's popular messaging platform WhatsApp banned 71.1 lakh accounts during September in compliance with the IT rules. 25.7 lakh accounts were proactively banned before any user reports were received.
"Between September 1, 2023 and September 30, 2023, 71,11,000 WhatsApp accounts were banned. 25,71,000 of these accounts were proactively banned, before any reports from users," according to the latest India monthly report released by WhatsApp.
The 'user-safety report' contains information about user complaints and the actions taken by WhatsApp, as well as WhatsApp's own preventive measures to combat abuse on the platform.
According to the report, the platform received six orders from the Grievance Appellate Committee between September 1 and 30, and all six orders were followed.
WhatsApp banned 74 lakh accounts in August, with 35 lakh of them being proactively banned.
According to WhatsApp's most recent report, it received 10,442 user reports in September spanning account support (1,031), ban appeal (7,396), other support (1,518), product support (370), and safety (127).
Based on the reports received, 85 accounts were handled during this time period.
WhatsApp explained that "Accounts Actioned" refers to reports on which it took corrective action based on the report.
Taking action means either banning an account or restoring a previously banned account as a result of the complaint.