Whatsapp Account Ban: Whatsapp Banned 26 Lakh Accounts In September, Won’t It Be Yours Next Month?: In September this year, WhatsApp banned more than 26 lakh accounts in India alone. The instant messaging platform Meta has made this number of accounts under Section 4(1)(d) of the Information Technology Act, 2021.
WhatsApp Account Ban News: In September this year, WhatsApp banned more than 26 lakh accounts in India alone. The instant messaging platform Meta has made this number of accounts under Section 4(1)(d) of the Information Technology Act, 2021. According to September’s User Safety Monthly report, nearly 800,000 accounts are actively banned before users receive reports. Incidentally, the number of account bans in September is about 3 lakh more than last July. Again compared to August this year, the number of WhatsApp account bans is 15% more.
According to WhatsApp, various suspicious accounts are banned based on reports and complaints from Indian users as per their grievance mechanism. And the ban continues every month with a kind of rule, which is now under the Indian IT Act. Meta’s instant messaging app has received a total of 666 grievance reports this year, out of which 23 accounts have received prompt action. In total, 2,685,000 Indians’ WhatsApp accounts were banned between September 1 and September 30.
In the latest report, WhatsApp mentioned that the platform takes the security and privacy of its users as a priority. Its end-to-end encrypted messaging system is built to prevent abuse and combat fake news. In addition to various security features, WhatsApp said it has a dedicated team of engineers, data scientists, analysts, researchers, and experts in law enforcement, online security, and technological development to oversee user security.
WhatsApp has also said that they rely on automated systems to identify spam or rogue users. “Abuse detection works at three stages of an account’s lifestyle: during registration, during messaging, and in response to negative feedback—which we receive in the form of user reports and blocks. A team of analysts reinforces these systems to assess edge cases and help us improve performance over time,” as quoted in WhatsApp India’s monthly report for September 2022.
Why ban WhatsApp accounts?
WhatsApp bans its users when they receive complaints of repeated spam messages or who are found to be violating the platform’s terms and conditions. Therefore, it is advised to refrain from spamming or messaging unknown contacts.
How to Report Suspicious WhatsApp Accounts
Now if you also want to report the WhatsApp account, you can send your complaint by email to ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ and mention the issues in the account. Notably, you need to share the screenshot as evidence to report the user. Go to the WhatsApp chat and tap on More Options and then Report from More.