WhatsApp, Telegram to be suspended

  • Posted at: 08 Nov, 2017, in Science

Kabul: Afghanistan has ordered the suspension of WhatsApp and Telegram to resolve “technical problems”, officials said Saturday, sparking outcry among social media users.Facebook-owned WhatsApp and Telegram are popular messaging apps among smartphone-using Afghans.So far state-owned Salaam Network is the only internet provider to obey the order, which applies from November 1 to November 20, telecommunications ministry spokesman Najib Nangyalay told AFP.“We are testing a new technology and WhatsApp and Telegram will be temporarily blocked,” Nangyalay said.“It is not a blow to the freedom of communication in Afghanistan — we have access to Facebook, Twitter. We are committed to the freedom of expression.” – AFP