Telegram was the app where Iranians talked politics – then the government caught on


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  • Thursday, 16 Mar 2017

The Telegram app, as shown in Russia. (Feoktistov Dmitry/TASS/Zuma Press/TNS)

Iranians love Telegram. With approximately 20 million Iranian users, it's the most widely used messaging app in the country. 

Iranians join channels based on their interests and spend hours reading, sharing pictures and videos, and chatting about sports, entertainment and news. But also politics. 

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