Telegram is an instant messaging service with some end-to-end encryption services. It has not gotten involved in partisan issues. However, the platform has canceled some political chat channels due to potential violence, though this seems to be a universal enforcement of site policy rather than a partisan decision. This censorship was not inherently political in nature. For these reasons, Telegram receives a "Lower Risk" rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Telegram does not appear to give to charity. The app itself is the result of donations from its founder, Pavel Durov (1).
Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.
Telegram does not post an employment policy.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Telegram has not supported ideological causes. It does promote and support free speech; therefore, Telegram has supported dissenting movements seeking to gain footing after government or corporate censorship (1). It has received criticism for supporting free speech.
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Telegram has not funded ideological groups hostile to freedom of expression.
Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.
Dubai-based Telegram does not make political contributions in the United States.
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December 27, 2022
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