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Why WhatsApp banned 80 lakh accounts in March 2024?
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Why WhatsApp banned 80 lakh accounts in March 2024?

| @indiablooms | 04 May 2024, 12:28 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: About 7.9 million accounts have been banned in India from March 1 to 31, 2024, messaging app giant WhatsApp revealed, media reports said.

The platform, owned by Meta, claimed 14,30,000 of these accounts were proactively banned even before any report from the users.

It says over 12,000 grievance requests were received last month. Half of them were appeals for the ban on the accounts.

As per a report by The Times of India, WhatsApp said the abuse detection of the platform works at three stages of an account's lifestyle.

The three stages are at the time of registration, while messaging and response to negative feedback it receives from actions like report or block.

A team of analysts then evaluate the reports.

"We are particularly focused on prevention because we believe  it is much better to stop harmful activity from happening in the first place than to detect it after harm has occurred," the platform said as quoted by The Times of India.

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