WhatsApp banned over 71 lakh Indian accounts

WhatsApp, owned by Meta, banned over 71 lakh Indian accounts in November 2023, following the new IT Rules 2021.
WhatsApp banned over 71 lakh Indian accounts

WhatsApp, the popular instant messaging platform owned by Meta, banned more than 71 lakh accounts in India in November 2023, following the new IT Rules 2021. The company said this in a statement on Monday.

According to its monthly report, WhatsApp banned 71,96,000 accounts between November 1 and 30. Out of these, about 19,54,000 accounts were banned in active condition without user complaints.

WhatsApp has 500 million users in India. In November, 84,441 complaint reports were received from different parts of the country, and the number of "operational" records was six. According to an account action report, remedial measures were taken based on the WhatsApp report.

This is the process of getting a banned or previously banned account back. Details of user complaints and related actions taken by WhatsApp, as well as WhatsApp's own preventive measures to take action against misuse on the platform, according to the company.

In a bid to empower millions of Indian social media users, the Centre recently launched the Grievance Appellate Committee (GAC). Which keeps track of user complaints regarding various issues. The newly formed panel on the move to strengthen the country's digital laws to subdue large tech companies will look into the appeals made by users against the decision of the social media platform.

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