The NGO advocated the removal of all social networks where, according to the coalition members, extremist content appears. The NPO is headed by former US Ambassador to Morocco Mark Ginsberg.
The organization believes that Telegram was not able to stop violent discussions after the riots in the Capitol, which occurred on January 6.
The members of the organization stated that messages of neo-Nazi and racist content, as well as information inciting hatred, were spread on Telegram. The lawsuit states that in connection with the admission of publications of this kind, Telegram is in violation of the rules of the Apple app store.
"Telegram stands out as a distributor of (hate speech), even compared to Parler", - quotes The Washington Post as saying Ginsberg.
The publication of the publication states that according to the 1996 law "on decency in messages", online platforms are immune from liability for most of the distributed content. That is, the decision not to remove Telegram from the Apple store is protected by the company's right to free speech.
At the same time, the NGOs intend to file a corresponding claim with Google.
It's worth reminding that Telegram has become the second most downloaded app in the United States. This happened after Donald Trump's Twitter account was permanently blocked, and the social network Parler, where his supporters communicated, disappeared from the Apple and Google app stores.
On January 12, the founder of the messenger, Pavel Durov, announced a record increase in new users - 8.3 million people a day. In 2020, an average of one and a half million people registered on Telegram per day. That is, in three days, about 25 million new users joined the messenger.