WhatsApp banned more than 65 lakh accounts in May


After Twitter, WhatsApp has banned accounts of millions of Indian users in the month of May. The company had received many complaints for this. After this, these accounts have been banned during the action taken on them. Popular messaging app WhatsApp has once again banned the accounts of millions of Indian users. The Meta-owned instant messaging app banned over 6.5 million bad accounts in India in May. This is not the first time. Since the implementation of the new IT rules, the company bans many such accounts every month. Not only WhatsApp but other big social media platforms like Twitter have also closed many accounts. Read below to know about it in detail.


WhatsApp banned so many accounts

The company has told in the Compliance report released under New IT Rule 2021 that it has banned more than 65 lakh accounts in India in the month of May. Between May 1 and May 31, 2023, a total of 6,508,000 accounts were banned by the company. Of these, 2,420,700 accounts were pro-actively banned.

WhatsApp, the messaging app with more than 500 million users in India, had banned more than 74 lakh bad accounts in the month of April.


How many complaints has the company received?

According to the company, it received 3,912 complaints in May. Of these, action was taken against 297. WhatsApp has stated in its report that abuse detection works in three stages of an account’s lifestyle. This includes at the time of registration, when sending messages and when responding to negative feedback. A team of analysts leverages these systems to look into advanced cases and help improve the company’s effectiveness over time.


Why banned account?

Explain that after the new IT rule, social media platforms with more than 50 lakh users have to submit a compliance report every month. In this report, information about the complaints received from the users and the action taken on them is given. Apart from this, the content related to hate speech and fake news is also mentioned in the report.


Twitter also banned so many accounts

Apart from WhatsApp, Twitter also removed 2.5 million accounts from the platform between March 26 and April 25 last month. Now coming into action mode, the company has once again banned 11,32,228 accounts. This action has been taken between 26 April to 25 May.

Twitter said that the Indian accounts that have been banned were accused of promoting child sexual exploitation, harassment, hate speech, defamation and sensitive adult content. In addition, 1,843 accounts promoting terrorism have also been removed from the platform.

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