After vetoing Parler, they sue Apple for not also vetoing Telegram

Some have criticized Apple for removing Parler, which had been used by right-wing extremists to share their dreams of insurrection, from the App Store. But others think that Apple has not done enough considering that this hatred and agitation is also present in Telegram, which is still available in the App Store.

According to a report from AppleInsiderAmbassador Marc Ginsberg and the group Coalition for a Safer Web (CSW) took legal action against Apple last Sunday in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

Telegram can still be downloaded from the App Store “despite the fact that Apple knows that Telegram is used to intimidate, threaten and coerce citizens,” the lawsuit says.

Ginsberg let Apple CEO Tim Cook know in a letter last July that Telegram had engaged in “extremist violence” and therefore should not have a platform.

CSW sees Telegram as a “communications channel for the Russian government and neo-Nazis and white nationalist groups spreading disinformation and racial division in the United States and Europe.”

The lawsuit wants to force Apple to take a closer look at Telegram for possible violations of the App Store’s terms of use and potentially take action similar to the one it used against Parler.

The CSW describes itself as an “independent non-profit organization” that has set out to remove terrorist content from social media.

You can read more about the controversy in the article about Parler and Donald Trump.

Original article published in Macwelt.