WhatsApp suspension in Brazil; users in Argentina and Chile also affected

Earlier this week, a court in Brazil ordered the suspension of WhatsApp services for 48 hours, as a consequence of the company having failed to comply with two rulings asking it to share information in a criminal case. About twelve hours after the ban came into effect, another Brazilian court lifted the suspension, considering that “ it does not look reasonable that millions of users be affected as a result of the company’s inertia to provide information”. 

According to Reuters, the 12 hours suspension of WhatsApp seems to have affected not only Brazilians, but also users in Chile and Argentina.