NEW YORK – WhatsApp, a broadly in style Meta-owned messaging app, banned 2.387 million Indian accounts in July for violating the legal guidelines of the nation and social media app’s coverage.
The corporate revealed it in its compliance report for the month of July 2022 issued consistent with the Indian IT legal guidelines.
“The following report is published in accordance with Rule 4(1)(d) of the Information Technology (IpntermediaryGuidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021,” WhatsApp wrote in its report.
It stated that the motion was taken after receiving grievances from customers in India by way of the grievance mechanisms of WhatsApp.
“Accounts actioned in India through our prevention and detection methods for violating the laws of India or WhatsApp’s Terms of Service,” the report learn.
“Between 1 July, 2022 and 31 July, 2022, 2,387,000 WhatsApp accounts were banned,” it stated, including that 1.416 million of those accounts had been “proactively banned”.
The messaging app had banned 2.21 million accounts in India in June 2022.