In Germany, urged to block Telegram

In Germany called to block Telegram

The head of the Ministry of the Interior of Lower Saxony, Boris Pistorius, called for the removal of the popular Telegram messenger from Apple and Google app stores if the platform continues to ignore requests to track sources of extremist content.

German authorities accuse Telegram of not confronting a subculture formed by anti-vaccination campaigners and conspiracy theorists who use the messenger to exchange news and prepare protests that are beginning to escalate into violence.

in Telegram groups and channels, violates the rules of Apple and Google app stores. We must urgently talk to them and convince them to suspend the distribution of Telegram “, & mdash; the official said in an interview with Spiegel.

Based in St. Petersburg and currently based in Dubai, Telegram platform refused to respond to requests from the German Ministry of Justice demanding data to track authors of publications with extremist content.

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