Now Telegram Is Banned In Iran

After being banned in Russia, it now turns out that Iran is banning the messaging service Telegram:

“Considering various complaints against the Telegram social networking app by Iranian citizens, and based on the demand of security organizations to confront the illegal activities of Telegram, the judiciary has banned its usage in Iran,” state TV reported.

“All Internet providers in Iran must take steps to block Telegram’s website and app as of April 30,” the judiciary website Mizan quoted a court order as saying.

The court order, according to Mizan, said Iran’s security had been threatened by Telegram as it had been used to mobilize many anti-government protests. 

Mizan said: “Those actions included propaganda against the establishment, terrorist activities, spreading lies to incite public opinion, anti-government protests and pornography.”

The ban apparently affects millions and may be connected to the Trump Administration’s threat to exit the nuclear weapons deal that was signed in 2015. Regardless, we’ll have to see how this plays out.

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