Telegram blocks terror content after Indonesia threatens ban

Telegram will create a team of moderators to remove “terrorist-related content” in Indonesia, co-founder Pavel Durov said on Sunday, after the Indonesian government threatened to ban the encrypted messaging app. Indonesia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology said on Friday that it would block access to Telegram if the company does not develop procedures to remove illegal content from its channels, pointing to concerns that the app was being used to spread “radical and terrorist propaganda.” As a preliminary measure, the ministry ordered service providers to block access to the web version of Telegram. On Sunday, Durov said that Telegram had blocked channels that were reported by the government, and that the company... Continue reading…

Telegram blocks terror content after Indonesia threatens ban

The encrypted messaging app Telegram is forming a team of moderators who are familiar with Indonesian culture and language so it can remove "terrorist-related content" faster, its co-founder ...

Sun 16 Jul 17 from Phys.org

Telegram blocks terror content after Indonesia threatens ban, Sun 16 Jul 17 from AP

Telegram to Form Team to Fight Terror-related Content, Sun 16 Jul 17 from Voice of America

Indonesia limits access to Telegram app, readies total ban

Indonesia say it's blocking web versions of the Telegram instant messaging app and will block the app completely if it continues to be a forum for radical propaganda and violent militants.

Sat 15 Jul 17 from Phys.org

Indonesia limits access to Telegram app, readies total ban, Sat 15 Jul 17 from AP

Telegram agrees to delete terrorist content in Indonesia following partial block

 Messaging app Telegram has agreed to block terrorist-related content in Indonesia after the government threatened to block the service over fears it was enabling terrorist communication. ...

Mon 17 Jul 17 from TechCrunch

Telegram to block terror channels after Indonesian ban

Telegram promises to move quicker on radical content after Indonesia briefly shuts it down.

Mon 17 Jul 17 from BBC Technology

Message service Telegram to shut some public channels after Indonesia ban

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Encrypted messaging service Telegram will shut down "terrorist-related" public channels, its founder said on Sunday, after Indonesia's government blocked access to the platform ...

Sun 16 Jul 17 from Reuters Technology

Indonesia Limits Encrypted App, Threatens to Ban It

Sat 15 Jul 17 from Voice of America

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