Receiving abusive, offensive messages on WhatsApp? Here’s what you can do now!

New Delhi: Offensive, threatening messages on WhatsApp? Fret Not as now you can file a complaint with the Department of Telecom (DoT) against such offensive messages received on WhatsApp.

All you got to do is furnish a screenshot of the offensive message along with the mobile number and e-mail it to ccaddn-dot@nic.in., News18 reports.

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“If anyone is receiving abusive/offensive/death threats/ vulgar WhatsApp messages, please send screenshots of the message along with the mobile numbers at ccaddn-dot@nic.in

“We will take it up with the telecom operators and police heads for necessary action,” DoT Controller Communications Ashish Joshi tweeted.

The new move comes amid reports of many public figures, including journalists, complaining of receiving abusive and threatening messages.

The DoT, in an order on February 19, directed all telecom service providers to take immediate action against their customers for sending such messages as it is also a violation of customer declaration in the customer application form.

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