Regime blames rise in online crime on ‘Telegram’ app

Head of Iran’s Cyber Police reported Internet crimes have increased 63.5% in the last six months, compared to the same time last year. The major part of this increase is due to the instant messaging app Telegram.

“After the migration of users from Iranian or non-Iranian social media to mobile messaging apps, nearly 42.5% of crimes that we are following these days are unfortunately happening in Telegram. Harassments, defamations, family issues, and other issues related to individuals’ cultural behavior are increasing.”