freedom

Telegram and the paradox of free speech

Telegram is a messaging app that presents an interesting riddle for our brains. When there were pro-democracy movements in Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, the authoritarian ruler, blocked access for days on end to websites and messaging services, but Pavel Durov, the founder of Telegram, ensured that Telegram remained online. In oppressive regimes, Telegram helps pro-democracy protestors. …

Telegram and the paradox of free speech Read More »