WhatsApp suspends over 2.3 million accounts In october

Instant messaging and voice-over-IP service, announced on Wednesday that it has terminated over 2.3 million accounts in October

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WhatsApp, the instant messaging and voice-over-IP service, announced on Wednesday that it has terminated over 2.3 million accounts in October, according to a WhatsApp representative.
According to another statement, up to 811,000 of these 2.3 million accounts were proactively banned prior to any user reports.

In a statement, a WhatsApp spokeswoman stated, “Among end-to-end encrypted messaging platforms, WhatsApp is the market leader in preventing abuse. We have constantly invested in Artificial Intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies, data scientists and experts, and processes throughout the years to keep our users safe on our platform.”

According to the spokesperson, “We have issued our report for the month of October 2022 in accordance with the IT Rules 2021. This user-safety report includes information about user complaints and the actions taken by WhatsApp, as well as WhatsApp’s own preventive measures to counteract abuse on our network.”

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According to the spokesperson, WhatsApp banned over 2.3 million accounts in October, as detailed in the most recent monthly report.

According to a statement issued by the company, between September 1 and 30, this year, 2,685,000 WhatsApp accounts were banned from the instant messaging service. Before any user reports, as many as 872,000 of these accounts were proactively banned.

According to the company’s statement, in addition to responding to and acting on user concerns via the grievance channel, WhatsApp deployed technologies and resources to prevent harmful behaviour on the network. “We are particularly focused on prevention because we feel it is far preferable to prevent harmful behaviour from occurring in the first place than to detect it after harm has occurred,” it stated.

According to the company, abuse detection occurs at three stages of an account’s life: during registration, during messaging, and in response to negative feedback received in the form of user reports and blocks.

According to the statement, a team of analysts augments these systems to evaluate edge cases and help us improve our effectiveness over time.