WhatsApp ‘proactively’ banned record 45 lakh ‘bad accounts’ in February | India News

NEW DELHI: WhatsApp banned a record over 45 lakh bad accounts in India in February, in compliance with the new IT Rules 2021, the company said on Saturday.
Between February 1 and February 28, “4,597,400 WhatsApp accounts were banned and 1,298,000 of these accounts were proactively banned, before any reports from users”, WhatsApp said in its monthly compliance report.
WhatsApp received another record 2,804 complaint reports in February in the country, and the records “actioned” were 504. “This user-safety report contains details of the user complaints received and the corresponding action taken by WhatsApp, as well as WhatsApp’s own preventive actions to combat abuse on our platform,” said a company spokesperson.

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