Whatsapp banned over 2 million Indian accounts in October

02 December 2021

Meta owned messaging platform Whatsapp has banned 2 million plus Indian accounts in October 2021.

According to its recently released "Monthly compliance report", WhatsApp said 2,069,000 Indian accounts were banned on WhatsApp during the said period.

It received 500 user reports spanning across account support (146), ban appeal (248), other support (42), product support (53), and safety (11) during October, on which suitable action was taken.

This is the fifth monthly report published by whatsapp in accordance with the IT Rules 2021. The new IT rules - which came into effect in May - require large digital platforms (with over 5 million users) to publish compliance reports every month, mentioning the details of complaints received and actions taken.

Previously, the Facebook-owned company had stated that more than 95 per cent of bans are due to the unauthorised use of automated or bulk messaging (spam). The global average number of accounts that WhatsApp bans to prevent abuse on its platform is around 8 million accounts per month.

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