Telegram CEO confirms Iran blocking app

The CEO of Telegram confirms Iran is “blocking access … for the majority of Iranians” after protesters used the popular messaging app to plan and publicize demonstrations.

CEO Pavel Durov makes the announcement on Twitter Sunday.

Iranians say the app is now inaccessible by cellphone networks.

The Telegram app has been used to share videos of the protests, the largest since 2009, and times for new rallies.

Users say Sunday that they could no longer access the app via cellphone networks, though it was still available via wifi and home internet connections.


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