Global instant messaging app WhatsApp on Thursday released its first monthly compliance report in compliance. With the new Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code, also known as the IT Rules, 2021. According to the report, the company has banned a total of 2 million Indian accounts in India during this 30-day period from May 15 to June 15, 2021. While it received a total of 345 reports during this period. The platform is blocking around 8 million accounts a month across the world.
Whatsapp said in its report, “Our main focus is to prevent accounts from sending harmful or unwanted messages on a large scale. We are maintaining advanced capabilities to identify these accounts that send messages at high or unusual rates. In India from May 15 to June 15, 20 lakh accounts that attempt such misuse have been banned.”
Any Whatsapp account that is registered with a number starting with +91. He is assumed to be an Indian account on the platform. The 2 million Indian accounts on which it has been banned. They were according to its three step process. More than 95% of such accounts were banned. Who had “misused automatic or bulk messaging”.
It has been made mandatory to submit this report under the new IT rules. Under the new rules, leading digital platforms with more than 5 million users are required to publish compliance reports every month. In this report, it is necessary to mention the complaints received by them for these platforms and the action to taken on them.
Apart from WhatsApp, Facebook also released a second report on Thursday. In which details of complaints received from users in India through grievance mechanisms. During the period from May 15 to June 15, 2021 were given.