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Brazil’s Top Court Lifts Ban on Telegram After Content Removal

  • Justice Moraes revoked Friday’s decision blocking platform
  • Telegram apologized and appointed Brazil representative

Brazil’s Supreme Court lifted a ban on Telegram after the popular messaging service complied with a court order that included removing posts from President Jair Bolsonaro’s channel.

Justice Alexandre de Moraes, who had banned the service on Friday, revoked his previous court order in a decision Sunday. The Telegram ban was part of a widening investigation into what local authorities describe as fake news and hate speech in the lead-up to Brazil’s presidential elections in October.