WhatsApp banned for 48 hours in Brazil


“I am stunned that our efforts to protect people's data would result in such an extreme decision by a single judge to punish every person in Brazil who uses WhatsApp.” That’s the sentiment of Mark Zuckerberg, owner of the instant messaging app, who took to his other billion dollar social media platform, Facebook, to vent about his take on the decision of a judge in Brazil to shut down Whatsapp for 48 hours.

The company and the individual, responsible for the injunction have not been named,

There have been repeated complaints about the growth of WhatsApp by Brazil’s telecoms companies calling it unregulated and illegal. They also blamed the App for a marked decrease in people signing up to mobile phone contracts, due to its free calling option.

Meanwhile, Zuckerberg assured he is working hard to get the block reversed but until then, the business man did not fail to underscore that Facebook messenger is up and running and can be used in the interim. He urged Brazilians to “please make your voice heard and help your government reflect the will of its people.”

Imagine if that happened here at home…thoughts?


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