Telegram back in Brazil after it was shut down by the Brazilian Supreme Court over misinformation charges
Brazilian Supreme Court has reversed its decision to ban Telegram in the country. Telegram was banned on March 19, 2022, on the orders of Alexandre de Moraes, Justice of the Brazilian Supreme Court. The Justice ordered the Brazilian telecoms regulator Anatel to institute a ban on Telegram in 24 hours and keep the ban intact until the messaging platform complies with previous court orders and pays fines. To help facilitate this ban, Moraes also asked Apple and Google to block Telegram in Brazil within five days.
In response, Telegram’s CEO Pavel Durov apologized and requested the court to put off the ban for a few days, giving Telegram the chance to comply with court orders.
The court has now lifted the ban after Telegram changed to the way it handles false information. Among other measures, the messaging app will now mark posts with fake information and monitor the 100 most popular Telegram channels in Brazil. Telegram has also removed channels of Allan dos Santos who is considered to be a supporter of President Bolsonaro and an alleged misinformation spreader.