WhatsApp’s Stricter Measures: 7 Crore Indian Accounts Banned in 2023 for Violating Terms

Srishti Dey
Srishti Dey January 3, 2024
Updated 2024/01/03 at 7:35 AM

Introduction: WhatsApp, the popular messaging network, imposed strict anti-misuse and anti-violation policies, resulting in the suspension of approximately 7 crore accounts in India between January and November 2023. WhatsApp has been publicly providing its monthly reports since July 2021, in accordance with the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules. These reports document the platform’s replies to user complains, preventative steps against infractions, and GAC orders.

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Account Ban Statistics: According to the most recent data, which covers January to November 2023, there has been a significant increase in banned accounts throughout the months. The amount of accounts that are actioned each month, which ranges from 2.9 million to 7.5 million, demonstrates WhatsApp’s dedication to ensuring a safe environment.

Notably, over 2 crore (24,378,890) accounts were proactively removed before to receiving any user reports. This proactive measure demonstrates WhatsApp’s commitment to preventing possible abuse.

Monthly Trends: The monthly breakdown shows that the enforcement of account suspensions is growing. WhatsApp’s abuse detection tactics have gotten more strict as the current tally approaches 7 crore.

From January to February 2023, there will be 2,918,000 accounts.
From March to April 2023, there will be 7,452,500 accounts.
From September to October 2023, there will be 7,548,000 accounts.
Resolving Complaints:
Between January and November 2023, WhatsApp aggressively addressed customer concerns, receiving over 79,000 complaints about account assistance, ban appeal, product support, and safety. Based on these user reports, the platform took action against 2,398 accounts, indicating its responsiveness to user concerns.

Conclusion: WhatsApp’s proactive safeguards and comprehensive abuse detection technique demonstrate the company’s dedication to provide a secure and compliant user experience. The large number of banned accounts indicates the platform’s effort to prevent abuse and enforce its terms of service. Users should anticipate a safer chat experience as WhatsApp improves its security protocols.


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