WhatsApp banned over 37 lakh malicious accounts in India in November


Meta-owned WhatsApp on Wednesday said it banned over 37 lakh ‘bad’ accounts in India in the month of November in compliance with the new IT Rules 2021, which are set to be amended to put more responsibilities on the social media platform. Used to be.

WhatsApp has banned over 37 lakh accounts in India

The company said that between November 1 and November 31, 3,716,000 WhatsApp accounts were banned and of these, 990,000 accounts were actively banned before any reports from users.

The messaging platform, which has over 400 million users in the country, received 946 complaint reports in November in the country, and recorded 74 ‘action taken’.

According to WhatsApp spokesperson, “As per IT Rules 2021, we have published our report for the month of November 2022. As recorded in the latest monthly report, WhatsApp banned more than 3.7 million accounts in the month of November.” has been put in.”

Under the advanced IT Rules 2021, major digital and social media platforms with more than 5 million users will have to publish monthly compliance reports.

Meanwhile, in a major push towards an open, secure, reliable and accountable internet, the Ministry of Electronics and IT has notified certain amendments aimed at protecting the rights of the ‘digital citizen’.

The amendments put a legal obligation on moderators to make reasonable efforts to prevent users from uploading such content.

For the unversed, WhatsApp has introduced a new Accidental Delete feature. This new feature works only when you have deleted a message. It’s a short window, so you’ll have to be quick if you want to reverse the action and save yourself an avoidable embarrassment.

Additionally, the Meta-owned messaging platform has also introduced a digital avatar for users. These avatars are digital versions of users that can be created from billions of combinations of diverse hairstyles, facial features and outfits.

“Sending an avatar is a fast and fun way to share feelings with friends and family. It can also be a great way to represent yourself without using your real photo so it feels more personal.” WhatsApp said.

The company said it will continue to improve styling, including lighting, shading, hairstyle textures, which will make avatars even better over time.

With inputs from IANS

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