The Telegram messenger transmitted user data to the German Federal Criminal Agency, despite allegations that it did not cooperate with governments.
This was reported by Spiegel, citing sources.
Later, Telegram and the German authorities created a closed channel of interaction, through which the messenger provides the necessary data to German law enforcement. Thus, channels with illegal content of extreme right-wing content were blocked, the newspaper writes.
Sources in the publication also claim that the messenger allegedly passed data on users suspected of pedophilia and terrorism to German law enforcement.