Brazilian Supreme Court docket Justice Alexandre de Moraes requested the suspension of messaging application Telegram, adhering to a request from the country’s federal police, nearby news broadcasters Television Globo and CNN Brasil both equally claimed on Friday.
The decision comes soon after the messaging app, which is extensively made use of by Brazil‘s considerably-correct President Jair Bolsonaro and his allies, unsuccessful to answer to court docket orders to block specific accounts that had been uncovered to disseminate disinformation, Globo documented.
Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) did not immediately react to a ask for for remark. Anatel, Brazil’s telecoms regulator, mentioned it did not have any details about the issue.
In January, Bolsonaro accused the country’s best electoral authority of “cowardice” for thinking about a ban of the messaging app amid problems of its use for spreading “bogus information.”