A non-profit American organization is demanding for telegram to be removed from the apple store.
You may think that Americans are dramatic but in some cases they are reasonable. A coalition for a Safer Web is demanding for the removal of the Telegram messenger from the Apple Store. The coalition has accused telegram of tolerating content that promotes violence and messages with extremist content.
What does the coalition propose?
The lawsuit that was filed by the coalition was due to the breaking in of the US Capitol in early January. The lawsuit stated that it violated Apple’s App Store Terms of Service. For iPhone users this will come as a limitation as they don’t have an alternative to their apple store.
The app has been accused of instigating violence and has been blamed for the ‘break in’ at the capital. Since then, the organization has seen a huge rise in numbers of users and downloads.
What did Telegram have to say?
Amid all this, in a public Telegram post, Durov, Telegram CEO, emphasizes the service’s commitment to banning speech. Especially those that actively incite violence.
“Telegram welcomes peaceful debate and protest, but our Terms of Service explicitly prohibit distributing public calls to violence,” he writes. “Сivil movements all over the world rely on Telegram in order to stand up for human rights without resorting to inflicting harm.”
Interestingly enough, the post does not talk about their encryption chat features. As for now, we wait and see what will happen next.