WhatsApp Banned 74 Lakh Accounts In India In August

October 2, 2023 - PatialaPolitics

WhatsApp Banned 74 Lakh Accounts In India In August

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp banned 74.2 lakh accounts in India in August, about 2 lakh more than the accounts it barred in the preceding month. WhatsApp banned these accounts in compliance with the new IT Rules of 2021.

The banned WhatsApp accounts in India include 3,506,905 accounts which were proactively barred, before any reports from users.


In September, Meta-owned WhatsApp banned 72.28 lakh accounts in the country, including 3.1 lakh accounts which were barred proactively.


We are an industry leader among end-to-end encrypted messaging services in preventing and combating abuse. In addition to our safety features and controls, we employ a team of engineers, data scientists, analysts, researchers, and experts in law enforcement, online safety, and technology developments to oversee these efforts,” WhatsApp said in its India Monthly Report for October.


‘Accounts Actioned’ denotes reports the company took remedial action based on the report. Taking action denotes either banning an account or a previously banned account being restored as a result of the complaint.