Brazil court fines, suspends Telegram app in neo-Nazi probe

A BRAZILIAN court yesterday ordered the countrywide suspension of messaging app Telegram after its parent company failed to provide data sought by authorities on neo-Nazis operating on the network, officials said.

In the framework of a probe into neo-Nazi activity on social networks, the court fined Telegram a million reais (RM882,486) per day for “not complying,” and ordered the “temporary suspension of (its) activities,” Justice Minister Flavio Dino said in a video sent to journalists.