Meta-Owned WhatsApp banned 2.3 million Indian accounts in July

The messaging service WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, suspended 2.3 million Indian accounts in July for breaking rules and regulations. About 971,00 accounts were reported by users, while the messaging service deliberately blocked 1.4 million accounts. According to the IT (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021, WhatsApp is required to provide a monthly compliance report that includes the information stated. Only 27 out of the 574 Indian accounts (were notified) that the messaging platform took action in July. 392 accounts were identified for ban appeals, 116 were reported for account support, 44 were reported for product support (21), safety (13), and other support (21), and 21 for ban appeals.

English »