WhatsApp says that it has banned 2 million Indian accounts between 15 May 2021 and 15 June 2021 to prevent harmful behaviour. This information has come to light after the implementation of the new IT Rules of WhatsApp. Explain that under the new rules, social media companies have to issue a compliance report every month, following which WhatsApp has also released its report.
WhatsApp Banned 20 Lakh Indian Users
A total of 20,11,000 accounts have been banned within a month under WhatsApp’s (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021. In addition, the Facebook-owned messaging platform identifies the Indian account through the +91 country code of the mobile number used for registration. The report also states that 25 per cent of all accounts banned in the world are in India alone.
Why was the WhatsApp account banned?
The company revealed in its report that more than 95% of these restrictions are imposed on people who use automated messages, bulk messaging or spam messages for unauthorised use. Let us tell you that WhatsApp has banned about 8 million accounts worldwide this month, out of which about 20 lakh are from Indian users.
Complaints on WhatsApp account
WhatsApp has said in its report that between May 15 and June 15, a total of 345 complaints were received. Of these complaints, 70 were related to account support, 204 to banned appeals, 8 to security issues and 43 to product support. However, out of these total 345 complaints, WhatsApp has acted on 63 ban appeals. The result of these actions is the banning of accounts.
When can WhatsApp ban your account?
If someone sends obscene, illegal, hateful, harassing, threatening and intimidating messages, then his account is banned.
How to keep your account safe
Apart from this, even if a user violates the terms and conditions of WhatsApp, his account gets closed. So if you want your account to be safe, then avoid sharing such content.