In Iran, state-sanctioned messaging apps are the new hallmark of internet nationalization

Mahsa Alimardani (Article 19)

The rapid rise of Telegram, Iran's most popular mobile messaging service, appears to have reached a tipping point in the country. After years of cautious observation and manipulation of Telegram's features to its own benefit, Iranian authorities are now putting both political will and money behind the development of “national” messaging and social media services.

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