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 email@example.com., News18 reports.
“If anyone is receiving abusive/offensive/death threats/ vulgar WhatsApp messages, please send screenshots 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,” 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.
Department of Telecom (@DoT_India) has asked Telecom Operators / #Mobile Service Providers to discontinue use of #Aadhaar for Sim Card Verification / New Postpaid or Prepaid Mobile Connection / SIM Replacement.@UIDAI pic.twitter.com/HvxJT71jee
— ET NOW (@ETNOWlive) October 26, 2018
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.