Afghanistan Orders WhatsApp Blocked – WSJ

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KABUL—Afghan authorities have ordered internet service providers to block Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp, triggering condemnation from civil-liberties groups and protests from users on social media.

In a letter sent to service providers on Thursday, Afghanistan’s Telecommunication Regulatory Authority didn’t say why it was ordering the providers to shut WhatsApp, as well as Telegram, another encrypted messaging app, for 20 days “without delay.”

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