Mob Storms Russian Airport in Search of Jewish Passengers

Should Telegram be accountable for crimes organized on its platform?

  • 96.4k
    LeslieG
    Voted Yes
    11/03/2023

    Easy enough for tech companies to search text for doxxing comments and follow up with appropriate action. Technology exists. All is needed is the will to prioritize safety over clicks.

  • 3,966
    Jean
    Voted No
    10/31/2023

    CAUSES TELLS ME, THEN ASKS: " A group of locals in Dagestan, Russia, a primarily Muslim region, stormed the Makhachkala Uytash Airport airport in search of Jewish passengers arriving from Israel. Should Telegram be accountable for crimes organized on its platform?" 

    ME: Unless and untill ALL social media companies are held accountable for whatever results in something someone dislikes (and one -- absent an unassailable definition of "crime" -- group's "protest" can be another group's "crime" -- I think here of some of the Black Lives Matter protests, or how about MLK's walk on the Selma bridge? Or January 6, for that matter), I can't see how holding Telegram accountable for the Dagestan incident is logical.  Telegram may have been convenient, but I'm quite certain that it could have been organized on, say Twitter(X), Meta, some private server, or whatever.

    Dagestan has, however, given Russia great anti-Western play.  Thank you, Israel...

  • 2,612
    530 East Hunt Highway
    Voted Maybe
    10/31/2023

    Should Causes be held accountable for stirring emotions, fear and hate? 

  • 8,104
    DaveS
    Voted Yes
    10/31/2023

    Which religion. ?????? Muslim, Jewish, buddhist, Christian or the other 10 different religions? There a reason for a separation of church and state. It was to keep religion out of government and vice versa!. They cause wars!

  • 1,533
    Mike
    Voted No
    10/31/2023

    Why would Telegram (or any other messaging app) be responsible for what people do on it?  If it's a good secure platform, they can't even see what people are doing.

    Would you tell the phone company they're responsible if someone uses their phone to hire an assassin, or organize some other crime?  Or the post office if someone mails a check to pay for a crime?  Of course not!

  • 3,724
    Kevin
    Voted Yes
    11/01/2023

    It's not the local laws that are the WHOLE problem. Lack of corporate responsibility, especially of the billionaires at the top, that is ALWAYS the biggest problem.

  • 26.9k
    Frank_001
    Voted Yes
    11/01/2023

    As in America Anti-Semitism in Russia has been a longstanding issue.

    From America across Europe to Russia The] there have been various incidents and expressions of hostility towards Jews occurring over the years.

    Without well constructed academic studies it is difficult to precisely quantify the exact extent of the problem. Reports from human rights organizations, media outlets, and Jewish community leaders suggest that very vile anti-Semitism exists in the hearts of some of the 146 Million people of Russia. 

    Again as in America, there have been instances of anti-Semitic acts: verbal abuse, vandalism of Jewish sites, and occasional physical attacks. These incidents can be seen as a reflection of broader societal attitudes and prejudices. Additionally, some individuals and groups disseminate anti-Semitic propaganda and conspiracy theories, often online, further contributing to the problem. This is exactly what was done using Telegram. 

    I think that it is clear that a great number of unhappy, frustrated people in Russia

    Hating a group is a hallmark of the totalitarian mindset. For centuries a big target were Jews.  Now it's also the LGBT+ community.

    It is important to note that not all Russians hold anti-Semitic views, and there are efforts within Russia to combat anti-Semitism by both governmental and non-governmental entities. The Russian government has implemented laws to combat hate speech and extremism, including anti-Semitism.

    Overall, while it is challenging to measure the exact scale of anti-Semitism in Russia, the issue is very concerning.

     

  • 3,373
    Steph
    Voted Yes
    10/31/2023

    They should absolutely be held accountable, just like all the other platforms should be held accountable.    If a person dies because of something on a platform, i.e. X, formerly known as Twitter, than Elon Musk should also be charged with second degree murder.

     

    These big tech billionaires rake in billions of dollars and they should have responsibility as well.

     

    This is a no brainer.

  • 8,104
    DaveS
    Voted Yes
    10/31/2023

    So if you don't think that the war in Ukraine is not a religious war, think again!

  • 8,104
    DaveS
    Voted Yes
    10/31/2023

    We have religious wars in the world and the United States as to which religion will control money and power. There should be a bounty on religious that promote hate, bigotry and distrust. In the Bible Jesus said the rich shoulld give money to the poor, I don't think he meant the trickle down effect, because it will not happen.  The Republican Party drove up under Trump $8 trillion dollars deficit, now they want to cut the IRS and reward the tax cheats, to paid for support of Israel and the Palestine people against Hamas. I think Johnson need to read the book that he so proud tell other to read. Also the book should be ban for the things that are in it.

  • 2,755
    George
    Voted Yes
    10/31/2023

    Social media needs restrictions! 

  • 2,431
    Martha
    Voted Yes
    10/31/2023

    Effing A.  What the hell were those assholes thinking?  This kiind of shit is exactly what's wrong with our world.  The hate and vilence cannot and should not be tolerated.  If we'd all learn to play together nicely, as our Mothers tried to teach us, we'd all be a whole hell of alot better off.