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Iran lifts ban on Telegram imposed during December protests

IANS  |  Teheran 

has lifted a ban on application Telegram, said on Sunday.

The ban on the application, that the government had accused of helping mobilise widespread anti-government protests in December, was lifted on Saturday night, news reported, quoting official news agency

Users in can once again use the app on their without the help of (VPNs) or other to avoid government filters, had verified.

has more than 40 million users in the country and was one of the media used toward the end of December to organise protests against rising inflation and corruption in the country.

Clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces had left at least 20 people dead, while more than a thousand were arrested.

Instagram, which is also very popular in Iran, was also temporarily blocked by the government during the protests.



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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 21:22 IST