Official in charge of Iran’s internet says Telegram will be filtered if needed

The head of the National Center for Cyberspace said that they would filter Telegram if they reached the conclusion that it was needed.
According to reports, communication and information technology officials constantly emphasize the need to replace foreign messengers with internal ones due to the speed and quality of interior messengers, in addition to security and economic reasons. Of course in order to encourage Iranian users to switch to domestic services, some promises have been made including better services and cheaper bandwidth.

Firuzabadi, the head of the National Center for Cyberspace, emphasizing the harmfulness of Telegraph’s monopoly, in response to whether there was a probability in filtering Telegram, said that they would filter it if they reached the conclusion that it had to be done.

“There is a probability”, he added. (ISNA state-run News Agency – Mar. 12, 2018)

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