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Apple Is Not Removing Telegram From Apple Store

Mustafa Afandy Mustafa Afandy
12th October 2021
Apple Is Not Removing Telegram From Apple Store
Apple was sued for not removing Telegram from App Store (Getty).

The Claim

Apple is removing Telegram from its Apple Store.

Emerging story

In late January 2021, news circulated that Apple company is removing Telegram from the iPhone App store. The circulated news began particularly On January 28, 2021, when a Twitter account posted the claim with screenshots taken from his phone. He showed steps supposedly to help iPhone users to prevent the removal of Telegram from their devices. Several Twitter and Facebook users followed this lead and began circulating the claim.

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Photos show screenshots of users posting the claim that Apple is removing Telegram.

Misbar’s Analysis

Misbar investigated the claim and found it misleading. Apple did not, nor planned to, remove telegram from the iPhone app store. USA Today reported that spokespersons for both Apple and Telegram refuted the claim, asserting that ‘’the claims on social media are baseless’’. It’s worth noting that the circulation of the claim followed an event that took place in mid-January 2021. The Washington Post reported that ‘’a non-profit group sued Apple in federal court, demanding that it remove Telegram from its App Store, for failing to crack down on violent extremists conversation after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol’’. The group charged Apple with allowing Telegram to be available on iPhone App Store. 

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