Meta-owned instant messaging platform WhatsApp It has revealed that it has released its user safety report for the month of March 2022. The User Safety Report under IT Rules 2021 contains details of user complaints received and details of relevant steps taken by WhatsApp as well as WhatsApp. Own preventive measures to combat abuse on the platform. “WhatsApp blocked more than 1.8 million accounts in March, according to a recent monthly report, a WhatsApp spokesperson confirmed to Times of India-Gadgets Now. These accounts were banned between March 1, 2022 and March 31, 2022.
“Over the years, we’ve consistently invested in artificial intelligence and other cutting-edge technologies, data scientists and experts, and processes to keep our users safe on our platforms,” the spokesman added.
The report details user complaints and related steps taken by WhatsApp, as well as WhatsApp’s own preventive measures to combat abuse on the platform.
As it is an end-to-end encrypted platform, WhatsApp has no direct visibility in the content of private messages sent to the platform. It relies on behavioral signals from the account and the encrypted information available, including user reports, profile photos, group photos and descriptions. “We coordinate security measures and processes to keep our users safe. We use spam detection technology to identify and take action on accounts that engage in unusual behavior to stop spam, ”says WhatsApp’s support page.
WhatsApp notes that in addition to security features and controls, it employs a team of engineers, data scientists, analysts, researchers and law enforcement, online security and technology development experts to oversee these efforts. Users are able to block contacts from within the app and report problematic content and contacts to WhatsApp. “We pay close attention to user feedback and engage with experts in preventing misinformation, promoting cyber security and maintaining the integrity of elections,” the WhatsApp support page added.