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Telegram gets banned in Brazil ahead of presidential election

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Telegram has been banned in Brazil following a ruling by the Brazilian Supreme Court.On Friday, Judge Alexandre de Moraes ordered the internet providers and digital stores to block the messaging application across the nation as it failed to comply with orders from Brazilian authorities and remove messages found to contain disinformation, The Verge reported.The move comes at the time when President Jair Bolsonaro has been reportedly encouraging his base to follow him on Telegram as he is all set to seek re-election in October.After facing the shutdown in Brazil, Telegram’s founder and CEO Pavel Durov issued a statement, citing the ban happened because his company was checking the wrong email address.”It seems that we had an issue with emails going between our telegram.org corporate addresses and the Brazilian Supreme Court. As a result of this miscommunication, the Court ruled to ban Telegram for being unresponsive. On behalf of our team, I apologize to the Brazilian Supreme Court for .

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