John Connelly 1/26/2021
Drugs and extremism: the US demands removal of Telegram from Google Play
Former U.S. ambassador to Morocco Mark Ginsberg and his company Coalition for a Safer Web is suing to remove the Telegram app from the Google Play Store. Earlier, they filed a similar lawsuit against Apple.
About this writes Bloomberg.
The diplomat argues that the messenger is used to spread threats and promote and coordinate violence based on racism. Ginsberg cited posts published after the death of African-American George Floyd as well as the inauguration of new President Joe Biden.
The lawsuit against Alphabet says Telegram is being used to sell drugs and spread antisemitism and extremism.
As previously reported, a team of Telegram moderators blocked and deleted hundreds of posts calling for violence in the United States that could reach tens of thousands of subscribers.
Also, recall, on January 9, the social network Twitter permanently blocked the account @realDonaldTrump, which was used by former United States President Donald Trump.
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