Telegram Blocked by Brazilian Court Order

  • 21-03-2022 |
  • Courtney Millhouse

The Brazilian Supreme Court blocked the popular messaging app Telegram in the country. The court blamed the company representatives for refusing to prevent misleading content sharing and thus, disrespecting the local legal system. The court also ordered Apple and Google to withdraw Telegram from their app stores. For more details on the topic, keep reading this post. 

Have you ever missed a very important message? You’re not alone in this forgetfulness. The team behind Telegram is well aware of how awful it feels. It was officially blocked in Brazil, and missed email messages were to blame. As reported by Reuters, a Brazilian judge issued an order for the messaging app to be banned nationwide. 

Similar to the U.S., Telegram had metamorphosed into a go-to space for conspiracy theories and misleading data about Brazil’s elections. Brazilian officials made several attempts to work with the team behind Telegram to stop the spread of disinformation. However, the former claimed that the latter had refused to cooperate. Telegram apologized and explained this ‘refusal’ in a very straightforward way: they simply missed Brazil’s emails. 

As of today, Telegram has been officially unbanned in Brazil, following the company’s efforts to remove content with false information and the devs’ promise to keep working on this aspect non-stop. All in all, checking the wrong inbox is unlikely to lead to similar calamities in your case. However, avoiding ‘miscommunication’ and paying more attention definitely is an order, irrespective of who you are and what you do. In other words, always check your emails. Have anything to say about it? Feel free to share your thoughts on the topic in the comment box below. We appreciate your two cents greatly.