Governments Want Crackdown on Telegram App Used to Organize Anti-COVID Lockdown Protests.

In the past few days, German politicians have declared messaging app Telegram a threat to democracy and a hotbed of radicalization. The latest round of attacks on free communication comes after weeks of protests in Germany against the COVID-19 measures. Protests have been mobilized via Telegram and other online community platforms. Since the beginning of December, the debate about the Telegram app has raged across the German media. Concurrent to the protests news stories – such as from the Tagesschau and Deutsche Welle – framed the platform as a hub for dangerous conspiracies, vaccine misinformation, and the driving force behind

Democrat WH Adviser Sues To Remove Telegram From App Stores

Longtime Democrat adviser Marc Ginsberg has sued Apple and Google demanding they remove Telegram from app stores. The January 17th lawsuit comes from the former aide to Senator Ted Kennedy, White House Liaison under Jimmy Carter, and Ambassador to Morocco under Bill Clinton and seeks to give Telegram the same fate as Parler. “Telegram is being used to intimidate, threaten and coerce members of the public,” says Ginsberg’s complaint about the app, which has quickly become an alternative social media network to Twitter. “Telegram continues to enable extremist incitement in its platform, promoting political violence as extremist groups and individuals