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Brazil Lifts Ban on Telegram After it Complies With Regulations

The ban on Telegram has been lifted by Brazil after the country’s Supreme Court blocked the messaging app for failing to comply with court orders.

“Considering that the (court’s requested changes) were fully attended to, I revoke the decision to fully and completely suspend the operation of Telegram in Brazil,” Justice Alexandre de Moraes authorized in a document released by the court.

Justice de Moraes had earlier directed telecommunications agency Anatel to officially suspend Telegram until it complies with local orders and pays fines.

“The app has always been willing to collaborate with the authorities. What happened was a misunderstanding regarding communication,” said Alan Thomaz, Telegram’s lawyer in Brazil.

Telegram allegedly failed to prevent users from spreading disinformation after becoming a communications hub for President Jair Bolsonaro.

Telegram Founder and CEO Pavel Durov has apologized to the Brazilian Supreme Court for the negligence.



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