12 Jan. 2022 18:20
SPD Interior Minister Nancy Faeser threatens the Telegram messenger service with the shutdown. In an interview, she emphasized the importance of a European solution to crack down on Telegram.
Federal Interior Minister Nancy Faeser (SPD) wants to take action against Telegram. The minister announced this in an interview with TIME on. A warning letter from the Ministry of Justice to the company had led to nothing. Therefore, one would feel compelled to take further measures:
“To say, in the end, we switch off the service – that would be a sensitive evil for any provider.”
Faeser emphasizes that Telegram must adhere to German laws. In doing so, she relies on the Network Enforcement Act, which obliges social network providers to remove illegal content after a complaint has been lodged.
I take bets: How many human rights activists will speak up after the 🇩🇪 boss of @BMI_Bund@NancyFaeser has announced #Telegram possibly wanting to switch off … PS: #Telegram Wanting to switch off shows so much “uncharted territory” mentality in the #Traffic light…
– Florian Warweg (@FWarweg) January 12, 2022
Faeser also admitted in the interview that the shutdown of the messenger service would be “very serious and clearly the ultima ratio”. It is about “enforcing the law” and forcing Telegram to cooperate. This can best be done at European level: “As a German nation-state we cannot do it alone,” which is why the minister is in talks with her EU counterparts.
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