Just last month to be precise, Russia banned the popular WhatsApp rival, Telegram in the country for refusing to provide user’s data to government authorities. Now, Iran has also banned the popular messaging service from the country.
The decision was reported to aim at protecting the national security because Iran has seen massive anti-government protests in the last few months and officials have been on the view that Telegram – the popular messaging service, has been extensively used by organizers of these rallies.
In a bid to confront any illegal activities that is being carrying out in Iran, the judiciary banned the usage of Telegram and suggest and encourages all Iranians to use local alternative app like “Soroush” with almost all Telegram features.
However, Telegram has an estimated 40 million users in Iran. Who knows which country may follow in banning the app next? Have your say in the comment section below!