WhatsApp has cracked down on over 71 lakh accounts in India for violating its terms of service. The crackdown is part of the platform’s commitment to the 2021 IT Rules, ensuring a secure online environment for its vast user base.
What Happened? During September alone, the messaging giant proactively disabled around 25.71 lakh accounts, even before users raised a flag. India, home to over 500 million WhatsApp users, reported over 10,000 complaints in September. The platform swiftly responded, resolving 85% of these issues.
An ongoing fight? WhatsApp’s actions ranged from banning problematic accounts to restoring those that were mistakenly penalized.
The Meta-owned app said that it received only six orders from the Grievance Appellate Committee in the country in September and added that it had complied with all of them.
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