WhatsApp’s latest User Safety Monthly Report reveals that the instant messaging platform banned over three million accounts during the months of June and July this year. WhatsApp says the accounts were banned in the interest of preventing online abuse and keeping the user experience safe and spam-free. It bans accounts based on user complaints, mails received from the India Grievance Officer, and using its own automated tools to prevent harmful behavior on the platform. The report also reveals that a total of 316 ban appeals were made by users and India Grievance Officer during the mentioned timeframe and 73 accounts were banned.
The most recent WhatsApp User Safety Monthly Report has been published to comply with the new IT Rules 2021. The study covers WhatsApp’s actions based on complaints and its own abuse prevention systems over a 46-day period from June 16 to July 31 of this year. WhatsApp claims to have blocked a total of 3.027 million Indian accounts over the time in question. Only 73 of these bans were enacted because of user complaints and postings from the India Grievance Officer, with the rest identified using WhatsApp’s own tools and resources to combat harmful behavior on the platform.