Discord blocks over 28 million accounts in 3 months

November 1, 2022  12:15

Between April and June, administrators of the instant messaging service Discord blocked 28,370 servers and 28,501,311 accounts. This is evidenced by the data of the service's security report.

Discord blocked 767,363 accounts for policy violations in three months, which is down 27% from the 1,054,358 accounts blocked for the same reason in the previous quarter.

Another 27,733,948 accounts were blocked for spam or other spam-related offenses. This is a 6.5% increase from the previous quarter, when the platform blocked 26,017,742 spam accounts.

According to the report, between April and June, platform administrators also removed 28,370 servers, which is 29% less than the 40,009 servers removed in the previous quarter.

Discord enables users to appeal actions taken against their accounts if they feel they have been treated unfairly. The platform administration also discusses the complaints, and if it turns out that a mistake was made, the account is restored. Between April and June, the platform received 122,714 such appeals, which is 8.5% more than the previous quarter.

After the appeal, in the case of 733, the user accounts were restored.

What violations does Discord block accounts for?

  • 532,498 user accounts and 15,163 servers were blocked for child safety reasons.
  • 147,249 user accounts were blocked and 2,326 servers were deleted due to unwanted sexual content.
  • Internet harassment and teasing led to the blocking of 13,779 accounts and 598 servers on Discord.
  • 6,150 accounts and 1,677 servers were blocked for using the platform to distribute malware, buy or exchange game-based hacking programs, or deceptive software, as well as steal authentication tokens.
  • 5,719 user accounts and 713 servers were removed for hate speech. Compared to the previous quarter, the number of blocked user accounts decreased by 35% and 25%, respectively.
  • 3,400 accounts and 351 servers were removed due to platform manipulation issues unrelated to spam. Another 27,733,948 accounts were blocked for spam or spam-related offenses.

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