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WhatsApp banned 2 million accounts in India from May 15th to June 15th under new IT rules

New Delhi, July 15: Facebook-owned WhatsApp will submit its first monthly grievance report on Thursday, based on India’s new IT standards, as needed, 200 in India alone between May 15th and June 15th. He said he banned millions of accounts and tried to send harmful or unwanted messages on a large scale.

The company said in a statement that more than 95% of these bans were due to abuse of automated or bulk messaging.The report was released in line with Indian requirements Interim Guidelines, 2021, WhatsApp said that user reports received by the platform via the grievance channel will be evaluated and responded to.

“Our primary focus is to prevent accounts from sending harmful or unwanted messages on a large scale. We have these accounts sending high or unusual rates of messages. We maintain advanced capabilities to identify, “the company said.

“The majority of users who contact us either aim to restore their accounts after actions that ban them, or seek product or account support,” he added. The new Digital Media Code of Ethics aims to address public dissatisfaction, said I & B Co-Secretary Vikram Sahay.

Last week, WhatsApp admitted that the proceedings were “government-controlled” and notified the High Court of Delhi that it would “hold” privacy policy updates until the data protection bill came into effect.

This was after the new Minister of Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw made it clear within minutes of taking charge that “the law of land is the best” and that no one can afford to downplay it. This is an important development.

WhatsApp lawyers have acknowledged that their commitment is also “must comply with the law.” Facebook, Google and Twitter have already submitted monthly compliance reports.

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