WhatsApp blocks 2 million Indian users over messaging violations

KATHMANDU: JULY 16 – WhatsApp blocked more than two million users in in just month for violating its rules, the US company disclosed in its first compliance report under India’s controversial new media rules.

Most of the users were blocked for spam message abuses. The Facebook-owned firm has put a limit on mass-forward messaging in a bid to counter misinformation.

India implemented new rules in May to regulate social media companies, forcing them to disclose each month their efforts to police their platforms.

“We maintain advanced capabilities to identify accounts sending a high or abnormal rate of messages and banned two million accounts in India alone from May 15 to June 15 attempting this kind of abuse,” WhatsApp said in its report released late Thursday.

The company said its “top focus” remains on preventing the spread of harmful and unwanted messages.

WhatsApp has more than 400 million users in India, one of its top markets, but has often found itself facing criticism over the spread of misinformation.

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Dozens of people were lynched in India in 2018 following rumors spread on WhatsApp about gangs stealing children.

The incidents prompted the messaging app to introduce a limit on bulk forward messaging in India.

WhatsApp and some Indian media firms have sought to challenge the new social media rules in court. Critics say the government is seeking to crush diss


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WhatsApp blocks 2 million Indian users over messaging violations

KATHMANDU: JULY 16 – WhatsApp blocked more than two million users in India in just one month for violating its rules, the US company disclosed in its first compliance report under India’s controversial new social rules.

Most of the users were blocked for spam message abuses. The Facebook-owned firm has put a limit on -forward messaging in a bid to counter misinformation.

India implemented new rules in May to regulate social media companies, forcing them to disclose each month their efforts to police their platforms.

“We maintain advanced capabilities to identify these accounts a high or abnormal rate of messages and banned two million accounts in India alone from May 15 to June 15 attempting this kind of abuse,” WhatsApp said in its report released late Thursday.

The company said its “ focus” on preventing the spread of harmful and unwanted messages.

WhatsApp has more than 400 million users in India, one of its top markets, but has often found itself facing criticism over the spread of misinformation.

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Dozens of people were lynched in India in 2018 following rumors spread on WhatsApp about gangs stealing children.

The incidents prompted the messaging app to introduce a limit on bulk forward messaging in India.

WhatsApp and some Indian media firms have sought to challenge the new social media rules in court. Critics say the government is seeking to crush diss


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WhatsApp blocks 2 million Indian users over messaging violations

KATHMANDU: JULY 16 – WhatsApp blocked more than two users in in just one month for violating its , the US company disclosed in its first compliance report under India’s controversial new social media rules.

Most of the users were blocked for spam message abuses. The Facebook-owned firm has put a limit on mass-forward messaging in a to counter misinformation.

India implemented new rules in May to regulate social media companies, forcing them to disclose each month their efforts to police their platforms.

“We maintain capabilities to identify these accounts sending a high or abnormal rate of messages and banned two million accounts in India alone from May 15 to June 15 attempting this kind of abuse,” WhatsApp said in its report released late Thursday.

The company said its “top focus” on preventing the spread of harmful and unwanted messages.

WhatsApp has more than 400 million users in India, one of its top markets, has often found itself facing criticism over the spread of misinformation.

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Dozens of people were lynched in India in 2018 following rumors spread on WhatsApp about gangs stealing children.

The incidents prompted the messaging app to introduce a limit on bulk forward messaging in India.

WhatsApp and some Indian media firms have sought to challenge the new social media rules in court. Critics say the government is seeking to crush diss


Read full story at Makalu Khabar

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WhatsApp blocks 2 million Indian users over messaging violations

KATHMANDU: JULY 6 – WhatsApp blocked more than two users in India in just one month for violating its rules, the US company disclosed in its first compliance report under India’s controversial new social media rules.

Most of the users were blocked for spam message abuses. The -owned firm has put a limit on mass-forward messaging in a bid to counter misinformation.

India implemented new rules in May to regulate social media companies, forcing them to disclose each month their efforts to police their platforms.

“We maintain advanced capabilities to identify these accounts sending a high or abnormal rate of messages and banned two million accounts in India alone from May 15 to June 15 attempting this kind of abuse,” WhatsApp said in its report released late Thursday.

The company said its “top focus” remains on preventing the of harmful and unwanted messages.

WhatsApp has more than 400 million users in India, one of its top markets, but has often found itself facing criticism the spread of misinformation.

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Dozens of people were lynched in India in 2018 following rumors spread on WhatsApp about gangs stealing children.

The incidents prompted the messaging app to introduce a limit on bulk forward messaging in India.

WhatsApp and some Indian media firms have sought to challenge the new social media rules in court. Critics say the is seeking to crush diss


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