Telegram banned in Brazil ahead of presidential election

new Delhi: Telegram has been banned in Brazil following a decision by the Brazilian Supreme Court.
As The Verge reports, Judge Alexandre de Moraes on Friday ordered internet providers and digital stores to block messaging applications across the country because it failed to comply with Brazilian authorities’ orders and remove misinformation messages. Stayed. The move comes as President Jair Bolsonaro is reportedly encouraging his base to follow him on Telegram as he seeks re-election in October.

After facing a shutdown in Brazil, Telegram founder and CEO Pavel Durov issued a statement citing the ban as his company was investigating false email addresses.

“It looks like we had a problem with the email between our corporate address and the Brazilian Supreme Court. As a result of this miscommunication, the Court decided to ban Telegram for not responding. On behalf of our team To, I apologize to the Supreme Court of Brazil for our negligence. We certainly could have done a better job.”

Durov said, “We complied with the Court’s earlier decision in late February and responded with a suggestion to send future eviction requests to a dedicated email address. Unfortunately, our response may have been lost, as the Court rejected the old general -Purpose email address was used. In further attempts to reach us. As a result, we missed its decision in early March which included a follow-up removal request. Fortunately, we have now found it and processed it Have done, giving another report to the court today.”

Durov also urged the court to “consider delaying its decision.”

“Since millions of Brazilians rely on Telegram to communicate with family, friends and colleagues, I ask the Court at its discretion to consider delaying its decision for a few days so that we can have a representative in Brazil. Created a roadmap to respond quickly to such pressing issues in the future. The last 3 weeks have been unprecedented for the world and for Telegram. Our Content Moderation Team However, I am sure that once a reliable channel of communication is established, we will be able to efficiently process removal requests for public channels that are illegal in Brazil,” the statement said. Conclusion was drawn.

Telegram was founded in 2013. (ANI)

First published:March 19, 2022, 4:28 pm

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