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Twitter suspended 34,000 accounts in October, while WhatsApp banned 2 million

  • WhatsApp received 500 grievance reports in the month of October as per its compliance report.
  • Twitter, on the other hand, received 158 grievance reports between September 26 to October 25.
  • Twitter suspended nearly 34,000 accounts globally for promoting terrorism or sharing content that showcased sexual exploitation.

Instant messaging platform WhatsApp on Wednesday announced that it has banned over 2 million accounts in India in the month of October. Meanwhile, microblogging platform Twitter’s latest compliance report has revealed that it took action against 600 URLs in India between September 26 to October 25.

WhatsApp received 500 grievance reports in the month of October as per its compliance report published last night. Twitter, on the other hand, received 158 grievance reports between September 26 to October 25.

WhatsApp’s Grievance Reports Count
Account Support 146
Ban Appeal 248
Other Support 42
Product Support 53
Safety 11
Total 500

The Facebook-owned company took remedial action against 18 accounts under the ban appeal category based on the reports received. WhatsApp had banned 2.2 million accounts in the month of September, while 560 grievance reports were received in the same time frame.

“WhatsApp is an industry leader in preventing abuse, among end-to-end encrypted messaging services. Over the years, we have consistently invested in artificial intelligence and other state-of-the-art technology, data scientists and experts, and in processes, in order to keep our users safe on our platform,” a WhatsApp spokesperson said.

Twitter suspended nearly 34,000 accounts globally for promoting terrorism or sharing content that showcased child sexual exploitation, non-consensual nudity and similar content.

Twitter, in its compliance report, added, “We processed 40 grievances which were appealing Twitter account suspensions. These were all resolved and the appropriate responses were sent. We overturned 6 of the account suspensions based on the specifics of the situation, but the other accounts remain suspended. We received 19 requests related to general questions about Twitter accounts during this reporting period.”

 

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