The lawsuit against the corporation Alphabet with a call to remove the messenger Telegram from the app store Google Play was sent by former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco Mark Ginsberg.
Telegram was used to spread racist threats and coordinate violent acts, said Ginsberg, who now heads the nonprofit organization Coalition for a Safer Web. He pointed out that this included the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of police officers in Minneapolis and before the inauguration of new U.S. President Joseph Biden.
Google has taken no action to force Telegram to improve its content moderation policies, Ginsberg’s lawsuit says. Meanwhile, messenger founder Pavel Durov noted that moderators blocked hundreds of public calls for violence during the riots in the United States in early January.