Iran to block Telegram, nation’s widely used social media app

TEHRAN, Iran—Telegram, the most popular social media app in Iran, will be blocked nationwide, state media reported Sunday. The semi-official Fars news agency quoted Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi, the telecommunications minister, as saying the app used by an estimated 40 million Iranians �� half the population �� would be blocked starting 10 a.m. Monday. Fars carried the…