Immediate messaging platform WhatsApp banned 74.2 lakh accounts in India in August, about 2 lakh greater than the accounts it barred within the previous month. WhatsApp banned these accounts in compliance with the brand new IT Guidelines of 2021. The banned WhatsApp accounts in India embrace 3,506,905 accounts which have been proactively barred, earlier than any reviews from customers.
In September, Meta-owned WhatsApp banned 72.28 lakh accounts within the nation, together with 3.1 lakh accounts which have been barred proactively.
“We’re an trade chief amongst end-to-end encrypted messaging companies in stopping and combating abuse. Along with our security options and controls, we make use of a staff of engineers, information scientists, analysts, researchers, and specialists in legislation enforcement, on-line security, and expertise developments to supervise these efforts,” WhatsApp mentioned in its India Month-to-month Report for October.
‘Accounts Actioned’ denotes reviews the corporate took remedial motion based mostly on the report. Taking motion denotes both banning an account or a beforehand banned account being restored on account of the criticism.
The corporate within the report mentioned, “This user-safety report accommodates particulars of the person complaints obtained and the corresponding motion taken by WhatsApp, in addition to WhatsApp’s personal preventive actions to fight abuse on our platform.”
The federal government launched the Grievance Appellate Committee (GAC) mechanism earlier this yr, which permits customers to enchantment towards selections of social media platforms by submitting their complaints on a brand new portal.
The GAC, in impact, is a web-based dispute decision mechanism, and customers aggrieved by a call of the Grievance Officer of an middleman, say Meta or Twitter, can file their enchantment or criticism via the brand new portal.
In the meantime, WhatsApp is redesigning the chat interface on the Android model of its utility, in keeping with particulars shared by a characteristic tracker. The favored chat service is engaged on altering a few of the colors within the app – this alteration will even have an effect on how the app seems in darkish mode.