Lebanese government cancels WhatsApp tax as protests mount
The Lebanese government has backed away from plans to tax WhatsApp calls as protests mount over the government's handling of the economic crisis. The Lebanese government has announced a new daily fee of $ 0.20 (£ 0.16) for voice calls made through WhatsApp and other similar applications. But it canceled plans hours later amid clashes between security forces and demonstrators. What about WhatsApp tax? On Thursday, the Lebanese government announced a new daily tax on VoIP calls used by applications including Apple's WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and FaceTime.