A Brazilian judge would prohibit WhatsApp temporarily to provide its messaging in the country. The suspension was imposed due to a decision from WhatAapp, to not cooperating with an investigation in 2013 on child pornography allegedly that is spread via the messenger app. The judge opted for a total ban to force Whatsapp to cooperate with the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo. His decision, however, has been declared invalid by a higher court. Who argued that the ban is a disproportionate measure. Whatsapp is therefore currently just available in Brazil, as the company says.
Providers don’t block WhatsApp
It is up to the Brazilian providers to block the service, but they have no appetite for it. The branch club for telecom companies called Telebrasil says that this ban gives “big losses for millions of Brazilians, even at work”, writes Sky News. About 56 percent of people with a smartphone using the messaging regularly. This would give huge problems.
Judge Correia said that hardly anyone still uses his mobile phone to call. “Everyone uses WhatsApp. If criminals thereby communicate, that must be drained under investigation. “As the company that was later acquired by Facebook, here not want to cooperate, he carried on all telecom providers to throw their network down immediately to force WhatsApp. According to the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo dates the ruling of Judge Luiz de Moura Correia already some weeks ago. Whatsapp would have to appeal and therefore to remain in business. According to a press officer of the department for public order, in the Piaui state handles the lawsuit over ‘sexually explicit pictures of children on the application.