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WhatsApp banned more than 2.2 million accounts from India and received 560 grievance reports in September, as per the latest compliance report by the messaging platform on Monday.
The Facebook-owned messaging application stated 2,209,000 Indian accounts on the platform were banned in September. An Indian account is identified via a ‘ 91’ prefix with the phone number, it added
“WhatsApp is an industry leader in preventing abuse, among end-to-end encrypted messaging services. Over the years, we have consistently invested in Artificial Intelligence and other state of the art technology, data scientists and experts, and in processes, in order to keep our users safe on our platform,” a WhatsApp spokesperson said.
In accordance with the IT Rules 2021, WhatsApp has published its fourth monthly report for the 30-day period of September 1-30.
“This user-safety report contains details of the user complaints received and the corresponding action taken by WhatsApp as well as WhatsApp’s own preventive actions to combat abuse on our platform,” the spokesperson said.
Previously, the Facebook-owned company had stated that more than 95 per cent of the ban was 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.
In the compliance report for September, WhatsApp said it received 560 user reports spanning across account support (121), ban appeal (309), other support and product support (49 each) and safety (32).
During this period, 51 accounts were actioned based on the reports received