Brazil lifted the ban on Telegram it took two

Brazil lifted the ban on Telegram – it took two days

In Brazil, the Telegram messenger’s two-day ban on working in the country has been lifted. The ban was introduced by the decision of the Supreme Court of Brazil related to non-compliance with the requirements of the country’s legislation, including the lack of an official representative in Brazil to ensure communications, as well as the failure to remove some channels that spread fakes.

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As part of the execution of the court order, the messenger deleted from the official channel of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro (Jair Bolsonaro) links to documents related to the secrecy of the investigation, as well as the account of one of the President’s supporters accused of spreading disinformation.

In addition, Telegram promised to flag messages that allegedly contain false information and promote those that contain true information. According to The New York Times, Messenger staff will now monitor activity on the 100 most popular channels in Brazil.

Brazil’s Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes has ruled to ban the messaging app for failing to systematically comply with orders to block disinformation channels. Telegram CEO Pavel Durov justified the failure to meet the deadline with mixed-up email addresses, which is why employees did not read the letter from the Supreme Court of Brazil in time.



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