May 2, 2018

Protest in Moscow against Telegram app ban

Some 10,000 people took to the streets in Moscow on Monday to protest against recent restrictions on internet freedom in Russia.

Authorities this month began blocking the messaging app, Telegram, over its refusal to hand over keys to its data encryption.

In Iran, meanwhile, the authorities have similarly just banned the app that is a communication mainstay for liberal youth and blamed by hardliners for having promoted last year's reformist election victory.

Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports.

Al Jazeera

Rally in support of banned internet messenger Telegram held in Moscow - RT
Here's What Happened at the Telegram Protest in Moscow (photos) - Moscow Times

Groot protest tegen Russische blokkade chat-app Telegram (video) - RTL
'Russische Telegram-blokkade leidt tot niet-werkende Google- en Amazon-diensten' - Tweakers

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