New Delhi: Social messaging platform WhatsApp on Wednesday said it banned over 2.9 million accounts in the country in the month of January to “combat abuse”. “WhatsApp is an industry leader in preventing abuse among end-to-end encrypted messaging services,” said a spokesperson for the social messaging platform. “To keep our users safe on our platform,” the spokesperson said, “WhatsApp has continuously invested in artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technology, data scientists and experts over the years.”
“As per the IT Rules 2021, we have published our report for the month of January 2023. This user-security report details the user complaints received and the action taken by WhatsApp as well as WhatsApp’s own preventive actions to counter include. misbehavior on our platform.Also Read: ‘Baba Elon Musk’: Bengaluru Men’s Bizarre Worship Of Twitter Boss As God Goes Viral; Watch,
As found in the latest monthly report, WhatsApp banned over 2.9 million accounts in January,” he said. From January 1 to January 31, a total of 1,461 reports were received and a total of 195 cases were registered for action. (Also Read: Latest FD Rates 2023: Check List Of Banks Offering Highest Returns On Fixed Deposits,
There were 51 reports on account support issues, 1,337 reports on ban appeals, 45 on other support issues and 21 on product support. In the company statement, the messaging company said that in addition to responding to and taking action on user complaints through the complaint channel, WhatsApp also puts in place tools and resources to prevent harmful behavior on the platform.
“We’re focusing exclusively on prevention because we believe it’s better to stop harmful activity before it happens than to detect it after the damage has happened,” the company said.
Abuse detection operates at three stages of an account’s lifestyle: at registration, during messaging and in response to negative feedback we receive in the form of user reports and blocks.”
A team of analysts augments these systems to help us evaluate edge cases and improve our effectiveness over time,” the company said. has expanded its on-platform capabilities.”