In July, WhatsApp Banned 2.4 Million Indian Accounts, According to a Monthly Report
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- September 2, 2022
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WhatsApp banned 2.39 million Indian accounts in July, the highest number so far this year.
Bengaluru: WhatsApp banned 2.39 million Indian accounts in July, the highest number so far this year, the popular Meta-owned instant messaging app said Thursday night in its monthly report.
The Asian country’s stricter IT laws have made it necessary for large digital platforms to publish compliance reports every month.
The draft rules circulated in June proposed creating a panel to hear users’ appeals and said important social messaging platforms would allow the first source of information to be identified if courts ordered it.
Of the banned accounts, 1.42 million were “proactively banned” before users reported it.
The social media platform said that several accounts were banned based on complaints received through the company’s complaints channel and the tools and resources it uses to detect such crimes. In July, WhatsApp received a total of 574 complaints.
The messaging platform, which was previously criticized for spreading false news and hate speech in the country as well as in other parts of the world, removed 2.21 million accounts in India in June.
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