NGO sues Apple to force it to remove Telegram from its App Store

According to Coalition for a Safer Web (Coalition for a Safer Internet, Editor’s note), a non-profit organization headed by the former United States Ambassador to Morocco, Telegram is a dangerous application. The secure messaging application, which creates chat channels with several thousand people, is accused of playing the game “White supremacists and neo-Nazis”, as well as promoting other hateful content.
The organization is asking Apple to ban Telegram, based on what the Californian has already done with Parler, the conservative social network.

Telegram is moderate

There is, however, a major difference between Telegram and Parler. Unlike Donald Trump’s fan favorite social network, Telegram has a moderation system. The boss of the app himself has confirmed that Telegram teams have removed several problematic channels in recent days. Apple asked Parler to do the same, which the social network did not want. Thus, Telegram is technically not eligible for a suspension from Apple.

However, we can question Telegram’s moderation capabilities. For several years now, the messaging app has turned into a haven for illegal content. Thanks to the app’s search engine, it’s easy to hack content or buy banned content, proof that the app developers don’t have 100% control over it.
Worse, in the past, Telegram is known to have served as a recruiting platform for terrorism. Since the closure of Parler, several hundred fans of Donald Trump have met in Telegram channels.

To force Apple to remove Telegram, the Safer Internet Coalition has decided to take legal action in the United States. The latter will have to decide whether Telegram has truly turned into an uncontrollable platform.

Source : 9to5mac

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