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Message service blocks 78 ISIS-related encrypted channels

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    Encrypted messaging app maker Telegram blocked 78 ISIS-related propaganda channels in reaction to abuse reports sent by users, Telegram tweeted late Wednesday.

    The Berlin-based company said in a statement that it took the action because "we were disturbed to learn that Telegram's public channels were being used by ISIS to spread propaganda. We are carefully reviewing all reports sent to use at abuse@telegram.org and are taking appropriate action to block such channels."

    Telegram also said it will block terrorist bots and channels including those that are ISIS-related, but will not block anybody who peacefully expresses alternative opinions. Telegram announced on its second anniversary in August that it was delivering 10 billion messages daily.

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