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Indonesia blocks Telegram service

AFPJAKARTA (AFP-Jiji) — Indonesia has blocked web-based access to a popular messaging service and threatened a full ban on the app due to its “terrorism” content, the government said.

The communications ministry said in a statement that “so many channels in the [Telegram] service contain radicalism and terrorism... encouragement and tips to assemble bombs or launch attacks” that it needed to block it.

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