The American non-profit organization Coalition for Safe Internet has filed a lawsuit against Apple and demands to remove Telegram from the AppStore. This was reported by The Washington Post.
The Coalition is engaged in the identification and control of the removal of extremist content from social networks, led by former US Ambassador to Morocco Mark Ginsberg. According to the organization, in the messenger against the background of unrest in the Capitol, messages were published with unacceptable incitements to hatred. The lawyers of “Coalition” are planning to file a similar lawsuit against Google.
Prospects for going to court are unclear, US law “provides online platforms with broad immunity from liability for most of the content they post,” the publication specifies. Apple and Telegram did not respond to The Washington Post’s request for comment.
According to Techcrunch, Telegram’s monthly active audience 6 years ago was about 60 million users. In the first week of 2021, it exceeded $ 500 million.
Earlier it became known that Durov is looking for $ 1 billion for the messenger due to the upcoming settlements with TON investors and a sharp increase in the Telegram audience against the background of the upcoming update of the WhatsApp user agreement.