Social media company WhatsApp said in its latest compliance report that it has received 602 complaints during this period. Under the new IT rules, large digital platforms with over five million users are required to publish their compliance reports every month, detailing complaints received and action taken on them.
New Delhi: Social media company WhatsApp said in its compliance report that it closed more than 17.5 lakh Indian accounts in November 2021, while it has received 602 complaints during this period.
In its latest report, this messaging platform said that 17,59,000 Indian accounts on WhatsApp were closed during this period.
According to the report, Indian accounts are identified through the +91 phone number.
A WhatsApp spokesperson said, “As per the IT Rules 2021, we have published our sixth monthly report for the month of November. This user-safety report includes details of user complaints and related actions taken by WhatsApp as well as actions taken by WhatsApp itself.
The spokesperson said that WhatsApp banned more than 17.5 lakh accounts in November.
The Facebook-owned company had earlier said that more than 95 percent of the restrictions are due to unauthorized use of automated or bulk messaging (spam).
Under the new IT rules, large digital platforms with more than 5 million users are required to publish their compliance reports every month, detailing complaints received and action taken on them.
Earlier, tech giant Google had received 26,087 complaints from users in November, on the basis of which 61,114 content was removed. The company had given this information in its monthly transparency report released on December 31.
In addition to user complaints, Google removed 3,75,468 content in November 2021 on the basis of automatic identification.
The company had said that it received 24,569 complaints from individual users based in India in November. Based on these complaints, the company removed 48,594 items from its platform and 3,84,509 from its own platform.
It was on the same day that social media giant Meta (formerly Facebook) took action on over 162 million content on Facebook across 13 infringement categories in India during November.
Facebook’s photo-sharing platform Instagram processed more than 3.2 million content across 12 categories during the month, according to details shared in the company’s monthly compliance report.
(with input from news agency language)
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