WhatsApp ban has been slapped on 2 mn Indian accounts


WhatsApp has put a restriction on up to 2 million Indian accounts, according to the latest compliance report the firm filed with Indian authorities for October. In October, WhatsApp disclosed that it had received 500 complaints.

The company released its latest report on Monday, which stated that 2,069,000 Indian accounts were removed from the service during the period in question. A 91 phone number is used to identify Whatsapp accounts in India.

“Among end-to-end encrypted messaging platforms, WhatsApp is a market leader in preventing misuse. To keep our users safe on our platform, we have continually invested in AI and other cutting-edge technologies, data scientists and experts, and processes, “It was said a spokesman.

A spokesman said that WhatsApp has released its fifth monthly report for October in compliance with the IT Rules 2021.

“Detailed information about user complaints received by the company, as well as WhatsApp’s own preventative measures to address abuse on our platform, may be found in this report. Over 2 million accounts were suspended in October by WhatsApp, according to the most recent monthly report. “The spokeswoman for WhatsApp stated.

Over 95% of bans on it have been attributed to the usage of automated or bulk texting without permission (spam). WhatsApp’s global average disables about 8 million accounts a month to prevent misuse on the site.

While 560 complaints were filed with WhatsApp in September, over 2 million Indian accounts were suspended.

This month, it received 500 user reports, including 146 for account support, 248 for ban appeal, 42 for other assistance, 53 for product support, and 11 for safety, according to the company’s latest report.

18 accounts were “actioned” in the ban appeal category during this period. Based on the reports received during this period, the company clarified that “Accounts Actioned” refers to reports in which the company took corrective action due to the report.

Depending on the severity of the complaint, “taking action” could mean that an account is permanently banned or that a previously banned account is temporarily reinstated.