BENGALURU: The popular instant messaging service WhatsApp, which is owned by Meta, reported late on Thursday that 2.39 million Indian accounts were banned in July, the most accounts banned so far this year.Large digital platforms are now required to publish compliance reports each month due to the stricter IT laws in the Asian country.
The idea of creating a panel to hear user appeals was put forth in a draught rule that was circulated in June. It also stated that major social media messaging platforms must permit the identification of the first author of information if ordered to do so by courts.
According to the social media platform, a number of accounts were blocked based on complaints received through the business’s grievances channel and the tools and resources it employs to identify such offences. WhatsApp received a total of 574 reports of complaints in July.
The messaging app, which has previously come under fire for promoting false information and hate speech both within India and outside the world, removed 2.21 million accounts in June.