WhatsApp Says It Banned Over 2 Million Accounts in in One Month to Prevent Harmful Behaviour


WhatsApp has published its first transparency report, as required by the new Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021. In this, it revealed that it banned 20,11,000 between May 15 and June 15, of which 95 percent were banned ‘proactively’ for automated bulk messaging – spam.