In Germany, the cloud-based instant messaging service app Telegram, which provides end-to-end encrypted video calling, has blocked 64 of its channels. As per the information provided by the reports, they have not provided any information related to this move.
Moreover, there are various groups on Telegram that provide which people opposed to COVID-related restrictions. This action came into existence after the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany issued a complaint to close the messaging service application.
Telegram has been blamed for creating an extremely severe or harmful subculture of anti-vaccine conspiracy theorists who used to share the information related to the dangers and arrangements of the demonstrations, with led to violence in Germany.
As per the data provided by the sources, the channel developed for sharing the anti-vaccine conspiracy has affected the people badly. The vegan celebrity chef named Attila Hildmann shares the conspiracy theories related to the COVID-19 to over 100,000 followers on the instant messaging service app.
However, the Interior Ministry of Germany mentioned his conversation with the Telegram representatives in the previous week. At that duration, they did not answer the comment. The employees also further responded to the request that was made.
The application (Telegram) became well-known with the help of activists and protesters. Mainly, platforms such as Facebook become more responsible to the government authorities to force crackdown on those spreading lies related to the threats or the conspiracy theories.
Furthermore, Interior Minister named Nancy Faeser mentioned in the statement that was issued in the previous month that the nation will close the Telegram app and about this information, they were having a conversation in the European Union about how to control the messenger service.