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Witch Hunt: Telegram Becomes New Target Of Big Tech

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Witch Hunt: Telegram Becomes New Target Of Big Tech

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A nonprofit group the Coalition for a Safer Web has sued Apple in an attempt to force it to remove Telegram from its app store, just as it has done against alt-tech social network Parler, The Washington Post reported. The Coalition claimed its intention to suit Google too. Parler and Telegram were accused of failing to crack down on extremist conversation amid the January 6 U.S. Capitol assault. However, Apple is not in a hurry to take action against Telegram.

Director of the Coalition Mark Ginsberg says he has the right to file a lawsuit against Apple requiring the company to comply with a terms of service prohibiting hate speech and incitement to violence in apps hosted on the App Store. The lawsuit also alleges emotional distress through negligence and a violation of the California business code.

“This is a lawsuit seeking damages and injunctive relief against Defendant Apple, Inc. for allowing Telegram to be made available through Apple’s App Store despite Apple’s knowledge that Telegram is being used to intimidate, threaten, and coerce members of the public.”

After the Washington Capitol assault a large campaign against independent networks began. Parler was removed from the stores both by Apple and Google, Amazon has also suspended its support. Even US President Donald Trump and thousands of his supporters were struck by the wave of censorship.

A legal claim by a nonprofit organization may serve as a necessary pretext to remove Telegram from the App Store with minor damage for Google.

Under the pretext of fighting extremist content on social media, the Big Tech and the neo-liberal establishment seek to undermine any opportunity to counter their dominance on social media. The democratic principle of freedom of speech is no longer their value.

Witch Hunt: Telegram Becomes New Target Of Big Tech

Screenshot of the lawsuit introduction

However, Apple is yet to comment on this issue.

Parler was not large enough, and its removal poses small risks to Apple, Google or Amazon. Initially, the independent network was largely positioned as a platform popular among conservatives or far-right extremists.

Parler has about 10 million users, while Telegram surpassed 500 million monthly active users, and after a surge in censorship amid the chaos in the United States, its popularity has increased tenfold, to millions of new users per day.

Following the disablement of President’s accounts on mainstream platforms, the Big Tech has already lost a significant part of its users. The market also reacted to censorship – Twitter shares fell 7% after the announcement of the disablement of Trump’s account.

Moreover, Telegram has already demonstrated that it can effectively counter the spread of extremist propaganda on its platform. In 2015, about 30-40 Islamic State channels were reportedly running on the platform, issuing press releases and recruiting new members. According to TJournal, Apple also demanded to restrict access to such channels, threatening to remove Telegram from the App Store.

Telegram itself reacted immediately and announced the blocking of 78 ISIS-linked channels:

“We were concerned to learn that public Telegram channels are being used by ISIS to spread propaganda. We carefully considered the received reports and took the necessary measures to block the channels, ”the Telegram said in a message.

Modern social networks suffer from a lack of consensus between networks regulations and an acute lack of a unified transparent standard of moderation that will allow observing the principles of free speech, but at the same time ensure the safety of users and prevent the spread of all kinds of malicious content.

At the same time, the radical measures taken by the Big Tech testify to their goals to fight not the spread of extremist propaganda, but any form of dissent and freedom of speech, in order to strengthen its control over public opinion. The question whether they will succeed or not remains open. Today, such their policy only leads to their own weakening and strengthening of independent social networks.

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carlo cozzarin

Just leave that’s killers of the freedom of expression
Change to Huawei Emui and Armony and forget the digital dictatorship
If I think that these ass faces speak of dictatorship in China when in reality they are free since May 2020…
As Bush terrorist junior used to say: Terrorists, terrorists, terrorists…
Dictators, dictators, dictators

Harry Smith

Tik-tok is Chinese and they banned Trump.

occupybacon

Good observation, as long Google and Apple collaborate with the communist party of China, there is no reason Huawei would not respond deep state requests

carlo cozzarin

Trump has banned Tic Toc in US
They did well
Fuck Trump the killer, Biden & Obama the terrorists, and the Rockefeller, Rothschild, Schwartz, Fink, Bloomberg and all that f…g scum

FlorianGeyer

It all begs the question, ‘Why is Discus’ not being targeted by the deep state censors.

Volker

Maybe we should enjoy the few remaining days of Disqus, before the Fascist Oligarch-Mafia Cartel, the Soros Woke-Mob, their Deep-State + DNC partners in crimes, nukes them into submission or off the earth and get rid of us Heretics.

Harry Smith

It’s hard to coordinate any mass protest via Disqus. You need a fast way to communicate thousands at once. Disqus is not a case.

FlorianGeyer

That’s true and that being the case, is Discus being used as another measure of dissent toward the global puppet masters?

Harry Smith

Florian, mon ami, what dissent? Their only worries are about organized crowds at the moment. As long as you are not leading any movement you can write and read anything you want. Almost anything to be correct. You or me don’t represent any threat for them. What we can really do? Nothing.
But any organized movement of resistance represents existential threat for them until they did not established their overall dictatorship. After that we won’t have many choices. Of course those of us who will survive p.

FlorianGeyer

I am increasingly finding that more people are looking at what our overlords actually do, as opposed to what they say. What they say about Covid and the Great Reset are obviously from a global script as all use the same terms in many languages.

I used the word ‘ dissent ‘ in order to be polite :) , rather than writing, ‘ of being really fucking angry ‘. :)

In the UK, about 120,000 care home staff are currently unwilling to have a Covid injection. This is about 50% of the staff, most of whom who are in the 20’s to 30’s age group who are not a serious ‘at risk group ‘. So why risk suffering side nasty effects if they are worse then the cure?

Harry Smith

Wanna tell you a Soviet era joke. If you were in Russia you tasted or, at least, heard about Russian mustard which is more like wasabi at hotness.
So a liberal, a fascist and a communist got the task to make cat to eat Russian mustard with free will in face of a jury.
Fascist took the cat and started to put the spoon with mustard in the cats mouth. Jury said he failed because it is not a free will.
Liberal took 2 pieces of meat and added a small spot of mustard. Jury said he failed because he tricked the cat.
Communist took the cats tail and put the mustard right at cats ass. So cat stated meowing and licking it’s ass. Then communist said to jury: look cat eats mustard with free will and even singing a song while eating!
So don’t worry. The guys in the government will find the way to put mustard under those peoples tails.

FlorianGeyer

That made me chuckle :)

US and UK politics will involve much mustard I suspect.

Could you find out where Oleg Sokolov is in jail?
He was sentenced last year to 12.5 years in jail.
He was always helpful to me and I would like to write to him.

Harry Smith

No news about what prison he is now. Remind me in February please and I will try to dig Russian news about him and what prison he will be. If you now exactly the place, there is a state service where you can send e-mail to a prisoner.

FlorianGeyer

Thanks.
Oleg is a vain man but was bought low by alcohol, a younger woman and jealousy.

All three passions together suffice to mix a brew that is more deadly than Novichok.

Volker

I guess this was mostly under the premise “Revenge is a dish best served cold”….or in short ‘Payback is a Bitch

johnny rotten

Government NGOs are the armed phalanx of the masters of speech, they have infiltrated governments and command governments by getting paid by governments, and by the usual stupid people who make donations, even here we see one of these fake organizations working for the rich against the freedom of peoples, falsely in the name of freedoms, these organizations have been the most effective trojan horse in modern history.

occupybacon

They are made by people who know how to obtain the money from govs or donations so they are not usual people, they are professional lobbyists. But Russians should have them too instead of banning them, they are part of a system that Russia lags way behind (same like the financial system).

Lone Ranger

Telegram is Russian…
And they are ahead in financials too.

occupybacon

Comparing to amazonian trybes, sure

Lone Ranger

Truth hurts try to handle it ?

occupybacon

Hunger hurts, try to handle it. Or try getting a job.

Lone Ranger

Indeed you should…

Jihadi Colin

Have you ever used Telegram?

occupybacon

Yes, I use it.

Jihadi Colin

You shouldn’t, if you think it’s so bad.

occupybacon

I wasn’t even talking about Telegram.

Joakim Normen

Messaging apps should not crack down on anything just like your phone company should not cut your connection if you say something “bad” during a phone call.

Volker

Yeh! SHOULD….but with the emerging full-blown FASCISM everything sane means nothing.

Volker

As it turned out the phony reasons the Fascist Big-Tech Oligarch-Mafia Cartel wanted to destroy their Parler competitor with the storm of the capitol, Glen Greenwald did some digging and found out NONE of those Nutcases had even a Parler Account…..All LIES!

FlorianGeyer

Its the same playbook in all of the US interference at from both sides ah home and abroad, and Trump does not like reading really.

Lone Ranger

U.S. is toast.
The rest of the World will have to build a wall around the U.S.

FlorianGeyer

I would make the yanks pay for the wall. :):)

Ishyrion Av

Mark “Ginsberg”… another chosen people who wants to dictate all of us what to think, what to read, what to do.

Lone Ranger

Telegram has the best encryption system its unbreakable.

Tommy Jensen

Mark Ginsberg speaks fluent Hebrew which breaks all encryption.

FlorianGeyer

Is that how he knows he is hated? :)

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