‘Ter­ror­ist’ mes­sag­ing app blocked in In­done­sia

The Daily Telegraph - - World News -

Telegram, an en­crypted mes­sag­ing ser­vice, will shut down “ter­ror­istre­lated” pub­lic chan­nels, its founder said, af­ter In­done­sia’s govern­ment blocked all ac­cess cit­ing con­cerns that sev­eral fo­rums were “full of rad­i­cal and ex­trem­ist pro­pa­ganda”.

Pavel Durov, founder of the mes­sag­ing app, said: “Telegram is pri­vacy-ori­ented, but we’re no friends of ter­ror­ists.” Since Fri­day’s ban, Telegram agreed to block cer­tain chan­nels re­ported by the govern­ment.

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