Iran’s Government Officials Debate Telegram App Ban

News | April 5, 2018 By:

Iranian government officials are reportedly debating a possible move to permanently ban Telegram’s messaging app over national security concerns.

According to local news outlet Al-Monitor, the discussion about banning Telegram, which is widely used in Iran, originally stemmed from both a desire to support local apps as well as national security concerns because of the fear that the app could be used in future protests.