WhatsApp’s large-scale banning of accounts in India highlights the platform’s active role in creating a secure digital environment. By proactively identifying and addressing policy violations and by continually enhancing security features, WhatsApp reaffirms its position as a responsible and user-centric messaging service.
In a significant move to ensure user safety and policy adherence, WhatsApp has reported banning over 71 lakh accounts in India during the month of November.
Proactive Measures Lead to Large-Scale Account Bans
WhatsApp a Facebook (Meta)-owned messaging service has taken a proactive stance in its policy enforcement. In November alone, the company banned 19,54,000 accounts without waiting for user reports.
The identification of Indian users is primarily based on their +91 phone numbers. In the same period, WhatsApp received a total of 8,841 grievances. Remarkably, the company acted on six of these report.
WhatsApp has been consistently enhancing its security features to protect user privacy and safety. The platform offers end-to-end encryption. This end-to-end encryption ensuring that messages are only readable by the sender and the recipient.
Additionally, features like muting unknown numbers and chat lock further fortify the security.