Indonesia blocks Telegram, fearing terror groups using it to pass encrypted messages


Indonesia has blocked popular messaging service Telegram, over concerns of radical groups using the encrypted platform to spread information in the Muslim-majority nation.

The government blocked Telegram on the web last Friday, threatening to block the app after, if the company did not address illegal content on it.

In response, Telegram said on Sunday it would put together a team of moderators to actively remove “terrorist-related content.”

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“Every month we block thousands of ISIS-related public channels,” Telegram CEO, Pavel Durov, was quoted by the Wall Street Journal as saying. Read more…

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