Which countries are ban Whatsapp
Whatsapp is a one of the largest instant messaging App.About 180 countries are using whatsapp and more than 1 billion people use this App.But some countries ban whatsapp or some whatsapp features such as whatspp calling or whatsapp video calling. Main countries Ban whatsApp here
The Chinese government has banned WhatsApp during campaigns related to politics. Mainly because of the high encryption features and censorship reasons. The ban is however temporary, the ban is usually lifted within a few months.
North Korea has blocked WhatsApp, the most popular instant messaging application. WhatsApp was an e2e encrypted messaging platform but after this ban, it can only be accessed through a VPN.
Iran’s government has banned WhatsApp a couple of times. Internet censorship regulation is complicated. It involves a wide range of audience. The government, judiciary, religious groups, political parties and businesses all put pressure to block or unblock social media applications.
The political condition of Syria has always been the reason of banning applications such as WhatsApp. Rebels use the encryption of WhatsApp as their main weapon to plot protests against the government which is why Syria has to ban WhatsApp.
Qatar is not different from any of those countries that are mentioned above. The government of Qatar has banned WhatsApp from being used. This is because of The Telecommunication Law 34 of 2006 makes it illegal for any person or any organization to provide telecommunication services to the public without a license issued by ictQATAR.
United Arab Emirates
UAE’s reason to ban WhatsApp and other social media applications that provide VOIP services is to promote the different kinds of telecommunication companies working in UAE. This ban leads to the increment in overall revenue in UAE and helps the economy.
Other countries are
Saudi Arabia – Skype voice/video calls work, WhatsApp calls don’t