WhatsApp bans over 47 lakh bad accounts from India in March 2023

WhatsApp has banned a record of over 47 lakh bad accounts from the Indian market in the month of March (2023). The action was taken in compliance with the new IT Rules of 2021.

Between March 1 and March 31, approximately 4,715,906 WhatsApp accounts were banned and 1,659,385 of these accounts were proactively banned, before any reports from users, stated WhatsApp in its monthly compliance report. The popular messaging platform with nearly 500 million users in the country.

Meanwhile, in a bid to empower millions of Indian social media users, Minister of State for Electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar recently launched the Grievance Appellate Committee (GAC) that will look into their concerns regarding content and other issues.

The newly-formed panel, a move to strengthen the country’s digital laws to tame the Big Tech companies, will look into appeals by users against decisions of social media platforms.


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