New Delhi: Meta-owned WhatsApp on Wednesday banned more than 3.7 million ‘bad’ accounts in India in November in compliance with new IT Rules 2021, which are being amended to impose more responsibility on social media platforms did.
According to the company, between November 1 and November 31, 3,716,000 WhatsApp accounts were banned, of which 990,000 were actively banned before users reported them.
The messaging platform, which has more than 400 million users in the country, received 946 complaint reports in the country in November, with 74 “addressed” records.
According to a WhatsApp spokesperson, “In accordance with IT rules 2021, we have published a report for November 2022. As stated in our latest monthly report, WhatsApp exceeded 3.7 million accounts in November. has been banned.”
The upgraded 2021 IT Regulations require major digital and social media platforms with more than 5 million users to publish monthly compliance reports.
Meanwhile, in a major push towards an open, secure, trustworthy and accountable Internet, the Ministry of Electronics, Information and Communication has announced several amendments aimed at protecting the rights of “Digital Nagrik”. did.
This amendment imposes a legal obligation on intermediaries to use reasonable efforts to prevent users from uploading such content.