WhatsApp ban applies to over 1.6 million Indian accounts by April 2022
To keep users safe, WhatsApp revealed that it banned 1.66 million Indian accounts in April 2022. This extreme action was taken to prevent any harmful activity on the app. , according to a disclosure report published today. WhatsApp says that it has been “…continuously investing in Artificial Intelligence and other modern technology, data scientists and experts as well as in processes, to keep our users safe entirely on our platform”.
“We’re particularly focused on prevention because we believe it’s much better to stop harmful activity in the first place than detect it after harm has already occurred,” a WhatsApp spokesperson said. know.
“Our goal is to identify and stop abusive accounts as quickly as possible, which is why it’s impractical to manually identify these accounts. We’re instead. there are advanced machine learning systems in place that take action to ban accounts, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” the spokesperson added. WhatsApp also revealed that its system evaluates accounts and takes appropriate action after negative feedback is reported.
The company says it will ban accounts in some cases, including when accounts accumulate negative feedback, such as when other users submit reports or lock accounts.
“Abuse detection works at three stages in the life of an account: upon registration, during messaging, and in response to the negative feedback we receive in the form of user reports and blocks . A team of analysts augment these systems to assess competitive cases and help improve our efficiency over time,” WhatsApp pointed out.