At the end of May, the Iranian government announced it was planning to block the use of Telegram as a result of “national security” concerns. At the time, it expressed an interest in pushing users of the messaging app onto state-sanctioned solutions, like “Soroush,” before the ban went fully into effect. Last Thursday, Telegram’s license to operate in the country was formally revoked and the government’s preferred app was officially released—toting downloadable “Death to America” stickers.
Aljazeera reports that the government-endorsed Soroush app was launched on the same date that Telegram’s license was revoked.
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