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Why file-sharing site WeTransfer has been banned in India?

Team Udayavani, Jun 2, 2020, 4:56 PM IST

The government has ordered internet service providers (ISPs) to block file-sharing website WeTransfer in India. The users are not able to access the page and get a message that reads, “You are not authorised to access this webpage as per the DoT compliance”

WeTransfer users took it to Twitter to report that the website has become inaccessible for them. The company has responded by tweeting, “We have received reports that WeTransfer is being (partially) blocked in India. Our team is currently investigating the issue, we hope to have more details soon. In the meantime, the best workaround is to use a VPN service to access our site.”

However, the reason behind the ban is not clear but there is speculation that it has been banned as people were using the service to share pornographic content, pirated movies and more

WeTransfer was launched back in 2009 and it allows users to upload files of up to 2GB and share them on the web using a URL. The website allows users to send files to up to 2GB straight to the recipient’s email without the need to create a separate account for it.


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