WhatsApp Banned 36.77 Lakh Indian Accounts In December,
Here's Why

WhatsApp Ban On Accounts

WhatsApp, the most popular messaging app in the world, recently announced that it had banned 36.77 lakh accounts in December

Lesser people banned
in December

The banned WhatsApp accounts are actually slightly less than the 37.16 lakh blocked in November 2022

Proactive approach

Out of the 36.77 lakh, 13.89 lakh WhatsApp accounts were blocked proactively before any reports from users

Reasons for ban

The ban by WhatsApp is part of their effort in curbing the spread of misinformation and hate speech on their platform

Under pressure

WhatsApp has been under a lot of pressure from governments around the world to take action against the spread of misinformation and hate speech on its platform

News source for many

WhatsApp is big in India and has become a major source of news and information for many people

Another reason for ban

A common reason for WhatsApp ban is the use of automated tools to send messages in bulk without identifying as a business

Impact of WhatsApp Ban

The impact of the ban was immediate and made it more difficult for malicious accounts to reach a large audience on WhatsApp

Strict regulations

Large digital platforms like WhatsApp are required under IT regulations to post compliance reports each month that include information about complaints received and actions taken

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