Brazilian Supreme Court bans Telegram ahead of presidential election : Failing to comply with orders from Brazilian authorities, Supremen court Judge Alexandre de Moraes ordered the internet providers and digital stores to block Telegram On Friday.
An official report from The Verge reads telegram has failed to follow the orders from the Brazilian authorities and didn’t remove the messages with false information.
Here is the statement from CEO Pavel Durov after shutdown i brazil and it reads:
The sudden 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.
Pavel Durov Telegram ceo also revealed that the company followed the court order and also said that the company responded with a suggestion to send all the future take down request to a seperate dedicated email address. He also added that court used the old general-purpose email address to get in touch with the company and because of this misccomunication, we missed its decision in early March that contained a follow-up takedown request. Pavel Durov confirmed that the company has now found and processed it and another report will delivered to the court.
Messaging Application Telagram also request brazilian court to delay its ruling as some millions of Brazilian depend on Telegram to get in touch with their families and friends.
Telagram also added thay the last 3 weeks have been unprecedented for the world and for Telegram and also revealed that Telegram’s content moderation team is being flooded with requests from multiple parties. Meanwhile the statement confirmed that the company will efficiantely process the take down request only after reliable channel of communication established.