After the new Official IT Rules 2021 came into force last year, India made it mandatory for social media companies to publish monthly user security reports. Since then, we have seen that WhatsApp bans millions of accounts in India for various nefarious activities like scams and harassment. In its latest report, the meta-owned messaging giant reported that it banned over 1.8 million accounts in India in March 2022. View details here.
More WhatsApp accounts banned in India
According to its recent User Safety Monthly report, WhatsApp has Over 1.8 million accounts banned in India In the entire month of March this year. This comes after the social messaging giant banned over 1.4 million accounts in February 2022.
The company owned by Meta is taking strict action against accounts that do not comply with its policies and guidelines. WhatsApp reportedly received 597 complaint reports from its users in April 2022. Among them, the company banned 74 accounts it reported in March.
“As per the IT Rules 2021, we have published our report for the month of March 2022. This user-safety report includes details of user complaints and related actions taken by WhatsApp as well as WhatsApp’s own preventive actions. Combat abuse on our platform. As recorded in the latest monthly report, WhatsApp has banned over 1.8 million accounts in the month of March. WhatsApp spokesperson said in a statement.
In addition to user reports, WhatsApp uses various AI-supported systems to trace suspicious accounts Such as bot accounts, accounts that are associated with scams or spreading fake news, etc. The company says it has invested in “Other cutting-edge technology, data scientists and experts, and processes” To ensure the security of the user on its platform.
So, if you are a WhatsApp user, make sure to keep your app updated and avoid spreading fake news or scam links on the platform to prevent your account from getting banned. Although WhatsApp is reportedly testing a way to request users to review the account ban, it is currently not available on the platform. At the same time, if you see a suspicious account in your chat or someone spreads fake news, then you can report the account in the app.