New Delhi: WhatsApp on Wednesday stated that it banned over two million accounts in India in October in compliance with the brand new IT Guidelines 2021.
The Meta-owned platform additionally acquired 500 grievance studies in the identical month, and took motion on solely 18 of these.
“In accordance with the IT Guidelines 2021, we’ve revealed our fifth month-to-month report for the month of October. This user-safety report incorporates particulars of the consumer complaints acquired and the corresponding motion taken by WhatsApp, in addition to WhatsApp’s personal preventive actions to fight abuse on our platform,” stated a WhatsApp Spokesperson.
“As captured within the newest month-to-month Report, WhatsApp banned over 2 million accounts within the month of October,” the spokesperson added.
WhatsApp has over 400 million customers in India.
Meta, the newly-formed dad or mum firm of Fb and its household of apps, on Wednesday stated that it has eliminated greater than 21.8 million items of content material in October on Fb and Instagram in India, because it faces intense scrutiny over consumer knowledge privateness.
In September, greater than 2.2 million Indian accounts had been banned by WhatsApp whereas 560 grievance studies had been acquired by the messaging.
About 2 million Indian accounts had been banned by WhatsApp whereas 420 grievance studies had been acquired by the messaging platform in August.
The brand new IT guidelines — which got here into impact in Could — require massive digital platforms (with over 5 million customers) to publish compliance studies each month, mentioning the main points of complaints acquired and motion taken.