Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp, on Thursday, 5 December announced that it will take legal action against those engaging in violation of the messaging platform’s Terms of Service, starting 7 December.
The company said that it is entitled to its right to serve legal notices to those engaging in bulk messaging or automated messaging, something that is a serious violation of the messaging platform’s terms.
In a blog post, WhatsApp said that it is aware that businesses try to evade its machine learning systems, and has already stopped millions of abusive accounts from using its services.
"We are committed to reinforcing the private nature of our platform and keeping users safe from abuse. We recently detailed our on-platform capabilities to identify and ban accounts in this white paper," the blog post said.
“WhatsApp is committed to using the resources at its disposal including legal action to prevent abuse of the platform. This is why in addition to technological enforcement, we also take legal action against individuals or companies that we link to on-platform evidence of such abuse.”WhatsApp Statement
WhatsApp will take legal action against violators from 7 December, who engage in bulk or automated messages.
“This serves as notice that we will take legal action against companies for which we only have off-platform evidence of abuse if that abuse continues beyond December 7, 2019, or if those companies are linked to on-platform evidence of abuse before that date,” the statement said.