- WhatsApp promises to begin an active fight against spammers, starting from December 7th.
- He is already creating more and more automated systems to detect everything that is not a one-on-one communication.
- But WhatsApp also plans to start suing anyone who even claims to be able to send mass messages on the platform.
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WhatsApp has promised to end spam since December 7th of this year.
On this particular day, a Facebook-owned company announced in its update on its website that it plans to launch a lawsuit against those who send massive and "non-personal" messages through their system, as well as against those who help others send spam. WhatsApp users.
And he will not only seek actual violence. Even companies that publicly state that they have the ability to use Whatsapp to send large messages will end up in a crosshair.
"This serves as a notice that we will take legal action against companies for which we have non-platform evidence of abuse, if this abuse continues after December 7, 2019 or if these companies are associated with platform evidence of abuse before this date." "the company said.
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WhatsApp did not say why he chose this date, but gives third-party companies that currently provide mass messaging services on the platform for almost exactly six months to wind down their activities.
These companies have already begun to warn their customers that they can send mass messages before December 7, but not after this date.
This includes companies that have been audited as part of the WhatsApp business solution providers program, which provides them with legitimate access to WhatsApp systems for business purposes.
In an official document published in February, WhatsApp stated that its platform is intended for use by both businesses and individuals, but only if these companies want to communicate with one client at the same time, and not for broadcast messages.
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“WhatsApp was created for personal messaging: to help people communicate with their loved ones, conduct business, or talk confidentially with a doctor. Instead of encouraging users to create an audience and share it widely, WhatsApp is designed to help people share with their friends and acquaintances. or get useful information from the business. "
The document presents some of the details of automated systems that WhatsApp is currently using or planning to create to combat spam, including politically motivated messages, by:
- tracking phone numbers or IP addresses similar to those previously associated with suspicious behavior, and preventing new account registration
- detection of users who send messages without spending time on typing, which indicates automated use
- Prevent accounts that quickly create a whole group of WhatsApp groups or that add thousands of users to groups in a short time
- ban newly registered accounts that are trying to quickly send a lot of messages
- search for high-intensity user behavior that does not correspond to the typical use of tapping one message at a time, and sending content only occasionally.
Although reports from its users are also part of its detection system, 75% of the more than two million accounts that were banned at the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 were not flagged by users, said WhatsApp.
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