Good News: WhatsApp banns over 16 lakh Indian users for involved in harmful activities


New Delhi: Hate speech on social media is growing as the meta world continues to grow and media organizations are doing more to make their platforms as user-friendly as possible. According to the company’s monthly disclosure report published June 1, the mobile messaging platform WhatsApp closed more than 16 lakh accounts of Indian users in April to prevent any harmful activities in the application. 

The company blocked 122 different accounts based on user complaints while preventing 16.66 lakh accounts from stopping malicious activity on the app, as revealed by a Facebook 20-message messaging app.

According to the WhatsApp framework, the app blocks any account whenever it is confirmed that a user is abusive. WhatsApp has stated that its purpose is to detect and prevent malicious accounts as soon as possible, so identifying these personal accounts is not true. Instead, the report added that the company is using an advanced machine learning system that effectively acts to close accounts 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

Circumstances Reported by the User Application WhatsApp has revealed that it breaks the account in many cases, including when the account continues to collect negative feedback, such as when other users in the app submit messages or block a particular account. The report also adds that app systems check the account and take appropriate action after a negative feedback is reported. The online messaging forum also uses machine learning and other analytics tools to identify “highly motivated abusers” and is blocked from the forum.

first published:June 2, 2022, 7:29 p.m.

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