WhatsApp blocked 2 million accounts in India from May 15 to June 15

New Delhi: Facebook-owned messaging giant -WhatsApp blocked at least 2 million accounts in India from May 15 – June 15, said a compliance report released by the messaging platform said.

The company said it plans to publish this report every 30-45 days from hereon.

“The abuse detection operates at three stages of an account’s lifestyle: at registration; during messaging; and in response to negative feedback, which we receive in the form of user reports and blocks. A team of analysts augments these systems to evaluate edge cases and help improve our effectiveness over time.”

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It also said that the company’s grievance officer received a total of 345 requests during the period. This includes 70 account support queries, 204 appeals to a ban, 20 other support queries, 43 product support queries and 8 pertaining to user safety issues. The company actioned 63 of these requests.

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