The news about Telegram, messenger application blocked by the Indonesian government seems to still be hot news. Created by brothers Pavel Durov and Nikolai Durov, Telegram is an encrypted instant messaging service that wraps the content to make it impossible for anyone, including its own company.
The very secrecy of secrecy has in fact caused some problems for Pavel Durov. Telegram is regarded as a secure communication medium for terrorists. Therefore, before in Indonesia, Telegram was first blocked in Russia, China, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain.
For in Indonesia alone messenger application this one is less popular than other messaging applications. But Telegram is also known to have several other advantages so that every day its users continue to grow. Some of the advantages are, groups on Telegram has a capacity of up to 1000 people and features stickers that use webP format is displayed five times faster than other messenger applications.
Then about when Telegram was blocked in Indonesia? Reporting from Bintang.com, Monday (07/17/2017) through Liputan6.com, Minister of Communications and Informatics (Menkominfo) Rudiantara explained that the blocking of short message service (Telegram web) done until the time has not been determined.
“Blocking ya now blocked (Until when blocked) Yes do not know,” said Rudi at Aryaduta Hotel Jakarta, Friday (14/7/2017) night. Meanwhile, cyberspace community, especially those who come from Indonesia and use Telegram application until now still flooding comment column Instagram Pavel Durov with hashtag or sign #savetelegramindonesia fence.