Providing a platform to WhatsApp users, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has opened a channel wherein the people can complain against the offensive and vulgar messages received on WhatsApp. They can now easily register a complaint against such offenders. A senior government official on Friday said that, "People can now file a complaint with the Department of Telecom (DoT) against offensive messages received on WhatsApp". WhatsApp Bug: WhatsApp's New Face ID, Touch ID Authentication Feature on Apple iPhone Can Be Bypassed; Are You Affected?
To register a complaint, the victim need to submit a screenshot of the message along with the mobile number and send it to email@example.com.
This move from department of Telecommunications (DoT) came after several public figures including journalists complained of abusive and threatening messages received on their WhatsApp number. WhatsApp Business Beta Version Now Available For Apple iPhone Users.
If anyone is receiving abusive/offensive/death threats/ vulgar whatsapp messages ,please send screen shots of the message along with the mobile numbers at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will take it up with the telecom operators and police heads for necessary action.
— Ashish Joshi (@acjoshi) February 22, 2019
In an order issued on February 19, the DoT has mentioned that licence conditions restricts bearing of such objectionable, obscene or unauthorised content in any form on the network. The DoT has also directed all the telecom operators to take immediate action against the customers for sending such objectionable or vulgar messages at it violates customer declaration in the customer application form.