Information Website: Iran Will Shut Down Telegram For Safety Causes

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TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian information website is reporting the nation will block the Telegram messenger service for causes of nationwide safety.

The Saturday report by Mashreghnews.ir quotes the top of the parliamentary committee on nationwide safety and overseas coverage, Alaeddin Boroujerdi. He says the choice was made “on the highest degree” and the app would get replaced by an identical native system.

Boroujerdi stated the choice was a response to what he known as Telegram’s harmful position in anti-government protests that started in late December through which a minimum of 25 folks have been killed and practically 5,000 reportedly arrested.

The app, with some 40 million customers in Iran, was quickly shut down throughout the protests in early January. Nevertheless, some 10 per cent of customers reached it via proxies and VPN providers.

 
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