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7/16/21

WhatsApp bans 2 million accounts containing offensive content in 1 month, company releases first compliance report

Impact of new IT law in the country:



WhatsApp released its first compliance report from May 15 to June 15
During this period, the company received 345 complaints and banned 20 lakh accounts
More than 95% due to unreasonable use of ban automated or bulk messaging

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The impact of the Indian government's new IT laws on social media companies is beginning to show. Facebook-owned app WhatsApp released its first compliance report on Thursday. As of Thursday, WhatsApp had banned 20 lakh Indian accounts containing catastrophic content.



According to the company's report, 20 lakh accounts were banned in India between May 15 and June 15 this year, while the company received 345 complaints during the period. WhatsApp is banning about 8 million accounts worldwide every month. Other social media platforms like Google, Coo, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram have also released compliance reports.

95% of bans due to spam The
company specified that more than 95% of bans were due to improper use of automated or bulk messaging (spam). WhatsApp said the number of banned accounts has increased since 2019, as the company's advanced system is helping to identify such accounts.

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Compliance report required
under new IT rules Compliance report is mandatory for social media companies under the new IT rules. Under the new rules, digital platforms with more than 5 million users are required to submit a compliance report every month. It is necessary to mention the complaints received by the company from the users and the action taken on them.




The new IT minister
Ashwini Vaishnav had earlier made a big statement amid the ongoing controversy with Twitter over the new IT law. He said that every company operating in India should abide by the laws of India. Ashwini Vaishnav warned that if anyone works in India, he must abide by the law of the land. Ashwini Vaishnav has taken over as IT Minister on July 7. He was given this responsibility instead of Ravi Shankar Prasad.

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