The WhatsApp messaging app says it has deleted a string of messages from one of its members, and it says the messages were sent from an account belonging to a person who is not a WhatsApp user.
The messages, which appeared to have been sent by an account of the same name from December 6 to December 11, were sent to a number of people who are known to be WhatsApp users.
The WhatsApp spokesperson told the Financial Times that the messages “do not reflect the views of WhatsApp and its management.”
According to the company, the messages are being deleted as part of an internal investigation into the issue.
The company says that “we have been working with the user to review and resolve the issue” and that “in the event that this does not resolve the problem, we will remove it as soon as possible.”
“We’re committed to protecting our users’ privacy and our policies and procedures,” the spokesperson added.
The Financial Times said the messages have been deleted after a member of the WhatsApp team contacted the person in question and explained that he had previously posted them on a blog and had been using the account for the same purpose.
The tweet said that the person who posted the messages has been suspended from WhatsApp and will be removed from the app if he continues to post inappropriate content.
A WhatsApp spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.