Apple seeks closure of three Belarusian Telegram channels

Threats to security officials at the house entrance. Photo Telegram

Pavel Durov has recently reported that the American corporation Apple demanded the closure of Telegram channels that published the personal data of persons involved in electoral fraud and violence against peaceful protesters.

Apple is concerned about the following channels:




“They are concerned that the publication of personal information of law enforcement officers and propagandists may provoke violence. I think this is not a black and white situation and I would rather leave the channels alone, but usually Apple doesn’t offer much choice for apps like Telegram in situations like this. Unfortunately, I assume that these channels will be blocked on iOS, but will remain available on other platforms,” commented Pavel Durov, the founder of Telegram.