Telegram says it will remove terrorist content after Indonesia threatens a ban

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Telegram will create a team of moderators to remove “terrorist-related content” in Indonesia, co-founder Pavel Durov said on Sunday, after the Indonesian government threatened to ban the encrypted messaging app.

Indonesia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology said on Friday that it would block access to Telegram if the company does not develop procedures to remove illegal content from its channels, pointing to concerns that the app was being used to spread “radical and terrorist propaganda.” As a preliminary measure, the ministry ordered service providers to block access to the web version of Telegram.

On Sunday, Durov said that Telegram had blocked channels that were reported by the government, and that the company…

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