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WhatsApp Banned Over 1.8 million Bad Accounts in India in March


Meta-owned WhatsApp said on Monday it banned more than 1.8 million bad accounts in India in March under new IT rules for 2021. The platform banned more than 1.4 million such accounts in the country in February. The company said it also received 597 grievance reports from the country in the same month, of which 74 accounts were “sued.”

“By the 2021 IT Regulations, we published our March 2022 report. This User Security Report contains details of user complaints received and the corresponding actions WhatsApp has taken, as well as WhatsApp’s preventive measures against attacks on our platform,” a WhatsApp spokesperson said in a statement.

The company said the shared data highlighted the number of Indian accounts WhatsApp banned using the abuse detection method between March 1 and 31, including actions to facilitate negative feedback from users through its reporting feature. Action.

“Over the years, we have invested in artificial intelligence and other state-of-the-art technologies, data scientists and experts, and processes to keep our users safe on our platform,” the company added. Under new IT rules for 2021, large digital and social media platforms with more than 5 million users must publish monthly compliance reports.

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