Judicial Official Announces Order to Block Instagram Less Than a Year After Banning Telegram Messaging App

Judicial Order Tied to Previously Undeclared Policy of App Usage Level

2019-01-04 – Eight months after Iran blocked the country’s most widely used messaging app, Telegram, a deputy prosecutor has announced a judicial order to also filter Instagram due to what he described as over-usage of the social media app.

Instagram had not been blocked as of January 4, 2018, and it is unknown when the order will go into effect.

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