Interior Minister Faeser threatens Telegram with shutdown

Right-wing extremists and corona deniers keep exchanging ideas via Telegram. Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) is now threatening to shut down the service if the company continues to disregard German laws and other measures fail.

The new Federal Minister of the Interior Nancy Faeser (SPD) wants to take on the Telegram messenger service. According to the assessment of the security authorities, the chat service, which also offers the possibility of a social network, is used particularly often by right-wing extremists and believers in conspiracies for mobilization. She told the weekly newspaper Die Zeit (Paywall): “We are a constitutional state, but we …

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