Pornographic WhatsApp GIFs removed from app after ban threat from IndonesiaAatif Sulleyman / The Independent - 2 years ago
  • Pornographic GIFs have been removed from WhatsApp, after Indonesia threatened to ban the messaging service.
  • The app lets you browse and search for a wide variety of GIFs, which are provided by third-party companies, and then send them to friends.
  • Some of these are explicit in nature and, on Monday, Indonesia’s communication and informatics ministry said it would block the messaging app within 48 hours if they weren’t taken down.
  • WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, said it wasn’t actually able to remove them itself, because communications on the app are protected by encryption.