WhatsApp on Thursday said it has taken strong action on the growing threat of international spam calls in India after the government announced taking cognizance of the issue and sending a notice to the platform. The platform, which has over 500 million users in the country, said it has sharpened its artificial intelligence and machine learning systems to reduce such incidents.
Our new enforcement will reduce the existing calling rate by at least 50 per cent and we expect to be able to effectively control the existing incidents, the company said. We will continue to work tirelessly to ensure a safe and secure experience for our users.
The spam calls showed country codes for Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Ethiopia. Most of these calls originated from plus 251 (Ethiopia), plus 62 (Indonesia), plus 254 (Kenya), plus 84 (Vietnam) and other countries.