Politician says Germany should ban Telegram unless it tackles extremist content
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By Thomas Escritt
BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany should order the messaging programme Telegram removed from Apple’s and Google’s app stores if it continues to ignore requests to help track down extremist content, a senior German official said on Tuesday.
Telegram has been blamed in Germany for fueling an increasingly virulent subculture of anti-vaccine conspiracy theorists who exchange news about supposed dangers and arrange protests that have spilled over into violence.
The app, which says it does not bow to “government censorship”, has become increasingly popular with activists and protesters, especially as platforms like Facebook become more responsive to government pressure to crack down on those spreading lies, threats or conspiracy theories.
Telegram did not immediately respond to a request for comment.