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Almost 3.6 million WhatsApp accounts banned in a month

WhatsApp has released its user safety report, in which the Meta-owned messaging app stated that it will ban over 3.6 million “bad” accounts in December 2022.

The accounts were discovered to be in violation of the IT Rules 2021, according to the users’ safety report. Meta disclosed that over 3.6 million accounts were banned prior to any user reports reaching the firm. The app decided to deactivate some of the accounts from its server on its own.

In terms of user security, a WhatsApp representative stated that the company is an industry leader in preventing abuse among end-to-end encrypted messaging platforms.

“In compliance with the IT Rules 2021, we have issued our report for the month of December 2022,” the representative continued.

“This user-safety report comprises details about user complaints received and the accompanying action taken by WhatsApp, as well as WhatsApp’s own preventive measures to combat abuse on our platform,” according to the statement.

In his remark, the representative stated that Meta-owned WhatsApp banned approximately 3.6 million accounts in India during the month of December.

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