The non-profit organization Coalition for a Safer Web in the US has filed a lawsuit against Apple demanding that Telegram be removed from the app store, reported AppTracktor.
The lawsuit was filed jointly by an NPO that advocates technology and policies to remove extremist content from social media and its president, Mark Ginsberg, the former US ambassador to Morocco. They complained about Telegram’s role in posting extremist statements that were spread by users during the storming of the Capitol.
NPO lawyer Keith Altman said a similar lawsuit is planned against Google. Experts believe that in this way they are trying to put pressure on Apple, as in the case of the social network Parler. Earlier Apple and Google removed Parler from the App Store because this application was used by supporters of the current American President Donald Trump. Representatives of Apple and Telegram did not respond to the publication’s request, notes NIX Solutions.
Earlier, The Telegraph said Telegram was the second most downloaded in the US after Twitter and Facebook blocked Trump’s accounts and Apple and Google removed the Parler social network from their app stores, which Trump supporters began to transfer to.