Be careful: do not promote piracy on Telegram
Founded in 2013 by brothers Pavel and Nikolai Dúrov, Telegram had a good start to 2021 thanks to the decision made by its main competitor, WhatsApp, when it announced that it would change its terms of service and security policies so that its users’ data would be available, from next May, to Facebook and Instagram (all are part of the same owner).
WhatsApp’s decision caused discomfort in many people, causing several to ‘move’ to Telegram.
Between January 10 and 13, for example, up to 25 million Telegram downloads were recorded and during the first month of the year the app exceeded 500 million users.
Nevertheless, some people are not putting it to good use, as they are sharing movies and series illegally.
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Telegram works through a cloud service, allowing its users share an unlimited number of photos, videos and files up to 2GB (each), and also lets them create groups of up to 200,000 members and channels with an unlimited number of subscribers.
With all these freedoms ‘Manish Singh’, freelance journalism agency, He decided to do a little more research on what was being shared in the app and this is what he found.
According to the investigation, the creators of the channels hide their identity through a system of creation of ‘bots’ (which was implemented by the company in 2015 and was intended for external developers) and so they can share movies, series or even music albums without being identified.
Some administrators also told ‘Manish Singh’ that they did not encounter any kind of resistance from Telegram when they shared the content illegally.According to the investigation, the app’s spokesperson, Markus Ra, mentioned that they were working to improve their control tools with respect to the content that is published on the platform.
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