Germany could shutdown Telegram

Germany could shut down Telegram if the messenger continues to violate German law, Interior Minister Nancy Faeser has said.

Telegram is popular with far-right groups and people opposed to pandemic-related restrictions, a stance that irks Germany.

Shutting down Telegram would be a last resort, Faeser said, adding that, all other options would have been considered.

Germany is discussing with its partners in the European Union how to regulate Telegram, Faeser said.