by Chris Black
The order is directed at app stores, ISPs, and backbone services.
A Brazilian Supreme Court justice today banned the secure app Telegram from operating in all of Brazil, citing its failure to obey prior court orders to ban users from the platform and asserting the prevalence on Telegram of hate speech and disinformationt.co/Y4rBdmQDjk
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) March 18, 2022
It states Telegram has failed to take down accounts linked to a target of the investigation, a supporter of President Bolsonaro.
The order banning Telegram also puts citizens on notice of a BRL100,000 fine (~1000x the national minimum wage) for circumventing the ban.
Telegram has been uncooperative with Brazilian courts, the order notes, and drawn attention of authorities concerned with “misinformation”.
It is estimated 60% of Brazilians have Telegram installed.
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