According to the IT Rules 2021, WhatsApp publishes user safety reports on a monthly basis. The July report is already available. The messaging service owned by Meta has said that it banned almost 1.9 million accounts in May as part of its most recent monthly report on user safety. Here are some specifics.
WhatsApp Bans New Accounts!
According to WhatsApp’s most recent user safety monthly report, between May 1 and May 30, 2022, 19,10,000 accounts were banned. Regular account bans are intended to stop any harmful behaviour on the chat network.
WhatsApp has an abuse detection mechanism for this, which comprises three points in the account lifecycle: account registration, messaging, and in response to unfavourable comments. These are examined by a committed team using user reports and blocks.
According to a WhatsApp spokeswoman, among end-to-end encrypted messaging systems, WhatsApp is the market leader in preventing misuse. In order to keep our users secure on our platform, we have constantly made investments in cutting-edge processes, data scientists, and other cutting-edge technology. We have made our report for the month of May 2022 public in compliance with the IT Rules 2021. This user safety report includes information on user complaints received and WhatsApp’s response to them, as well as WhatsApp’s own proactive measures to stop abuse on our platform. According to the most recent Monthly Report, WhatsApp banned more than 1.9 million accounts in May.
The data also discloses that only 23 WhatsApp accounts were reinstated following a ban in May, out of 303 ban appeals. Recall that in April of this year, WhatsApp banned 16,66,000 accounts, and in March, 18,05,000 accounts.
By including additional details in subsequent reports, WhatsApp hopes to increase this process’ transparency. Additionally, it is rumoured to include a method for users to ask for a ban review. However, we are unsure about the introduction date and timing.