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More than 50 crore Indians use WhatsApp. According to the 2011 census, every second Indian out of the adult population of 108 crores is on WhatsApp. Many of these people are using it criminally. As part of efforts to stop this, WhatsApp has banned 2.38 crore accounts in India in the last one year. Maximum 30,27,000 accounts were banned in July 2021.
Banned for these reasons
Anuj Aggarwal, a cyber expert and president of Cybrotech, says that a user shares content that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, intimidating, spreading hatred or incitement to violence, and if a complaint is received from someone, the WhatsApp account gets banned.
Statistics tell the scary truth of society
What is very worrying from these figures is that social media platforms are being openly used for contact with criminals, murder, rape and obscenity. According to a survey, 4 out of 10 WhatsApp users regularly access pornographic photos or videos. That is, roughly 40 percent of WhatsApp users are directly or indirectly committing crimes like obscenity, inciting violence, spreading rumours.
Facebook also removed violent posts
According to a report by Meta, the company that owns WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram, Facebook took action against 21.7 million posts related to violence and inciting content in the first quarter of 2022. 1.8 billion fake information removed. Instagram removed 1.8 million posts promoting drugs.