WhatsApp banned Over 71 Lakh Accounts in India, Policy Violations is Reason
The company's own monthly report published in compliance with the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) rules states that around 71,96,000 accounts have been banned in November last year. The company has banned about 19,54,000 of these accounts without receiving any report of policy violation from the user. WhatsApp users are allowed to report accounts that violate the company's policy. Along with this, it also uses its systems to identify accounts that violate such policies.
In November last year, the company's Grievance Officer had received six requests. One of these was related to the appeal of ban and the rest were for support. Along with this, the company had received 8,841 grievances and had followed 8 orders given by the Grievance Appellate Committee. In the last month, WhatsApp had received a total of 9,063 reports. Of these, maximum 4,771 were for appeal of ban. Other reports were related to account support, product support and safety. The company had received five orders from the Grievances Appellate Committee (GAC) in October. All these were followed. Indian accounts on WhatsApp are identified by the country code '+91'.
Recently a new feature of WhatsApp Channels was launched. This is a one-way broadcast tool. This means that whoever creates his WhatsApp channel can send information related to him to his followers. However, followers cannot communicate with him directly. Text, photos, videos, stickers and polls can be sent through WhatsApp channel. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also associated with this feature. His channel is followed by lakhs of users. This feature can be an important way for politicians to connect with people before the Lok Sabha elections to be held this year.
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