Telegram CEO says app will continue to host 'war-related content' after coming under fire for Hamas videos

Telegram CEO defends hosting ‘war-related content’ amidst criticism for Hamas videos



Telegram CEO, Pavel Durov, defended the app’s decision not to remove sensitive war-related content, arguing it is an important source of information. Durov distinguishes Telegram from other social platforms, claiming users only see content they subscribe to. While Telegram’s moderators and AI tools remove harmful content, Durov defends allowing sensitive content under “war-related coverage”. He cites an instance where Hamas used Telegram to warn civilians of missile strikes. Durov’s comments come amid criticism of Telegram’s role in disseminating graphic content related to terrorist attacks, with some suggesting the app profits from increased traffic.

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