WhatsApp banned over 2 million accounts in one month: Report

They had received 375 grievances at the same period, related to account support, ban appea and others.

In its first monthly compliance report, top messaging application WhatsApp has revealed that it banned over two million accounts with Indian phone numbers, between 15 May and 15 June.

 

It also said that they had received 375 grievances at the same period, related to account support, ban appeal, safety issues, product support, and others.

 

Explaining its decision, WhatsApp said, "We are particularly focused on prevention because we believe it is much better to stop harmful activity from happening in the first place than to detect it after harm has occurred."

 

It further added that "abuse detection operates at three stages of an account’s lifestyle" - at registration, while messaging, in response to negative feedback.

 

Meanwhile, Facebook, Google and Twitter have already submitted their monthly compliance reports.

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