Telegram complied with Alexandre de Moraes’ determination this Friday night (26).| Photo: Marcello Casal Jr/Agência Brasil.

Telegram nominated the Minister of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) Alexandre de Moraes as the new legal representative of the platform in Brazil. The information was filed with the Court after the minister gave the company a period of 24 hours to manifest itself. If the determination was not fulfilled, the messaging application could be removed from the air.

According to the data sent to Moraes, the new legal responsible for the platform is the Leonardi Advogados office, informed Agência Brasil. Last week, lawyer Alan Campos Elias Thomaz, who acted as a representative of Telegram in Brazil, stopped providing services to the platform after the STF started investigating the company for its own posts against the Fake News Bill (PL 2630/2020 ). The poll opened on May 12.

In this Friday’s decision (26), Moraes highlighted that it is not the first time that the Supreme Court has had difficulties in notifying Telegram of judicial decisions, so that they are complied with. In March 2022, the minister had already determined the appointment of representation in Brazil, under penalty of the company not being able to operate in the country.