The working group for Internet filtering in Iran will review the possible blocking of the app Telegram for Iranian internet users.


The group will meet on Wednesday at the office of Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s Prosecutor General, to discuss Telegram.

Reports indicate that representatives of the Rohani administration in the group are against any form of disruption in using Telegram, but the chairman of the group, deputy prosecutor general Abdolsamad Khorramabadi, is seriously vying to limit access to the app.

Islamic Republic hardliners have been pushing the government to block mobile apps like Telegram, and President Rohani, who also serves at the head of the Supreme Council of Virtual Space, has been against internet censorship.