Lawsuit accuses Apple of going too easy on messaging app Telegram
The suit states that “anti-black and anti-Semitic groups have openly utilized Telegram with little or no content moderation by Telegram’s management.” And even with warnings from the CSW, Apple “has not taken any action against Telegram comparable to the action it has taken against Parler to compel Telegram to improve its content moderation policies.” The suit adds that Telegram could be used to “coordinate and incite extreme violence” before this Wednesday’s inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. “Some users have called on followers to abandon plans for a second protest in Washington in favor of surprise attacks nationwide,” the lawsuit says.
Ambassador Ginsberg has held many positions including White House liaison for the Secretary of State, Deputy Senior Advisor to the President for Middle East Policy, United States Ambassador to Morocco, and more. He has survived a pair of assassination attempts and the suit points out that he is forced to “live in apprehension of religiously motivated violence being perpetrated against him.”
In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs accuse Apple of being selective when it decides which apps it will enforce its rules on. It points out that Apple removed Fortnite and Parler from the App Store for failing to live up to the App Store’s ToS. Meanwhile, CSW says that Telegram has “not undertaken any meaningful actions to curb these flagrant, systematic, and continuous violations of Defendant’s app guidelines by Telegram users.” Telegram is accused of violating several App Store rules since it first launched on the App Store in 2013.
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