Bloomberg Law
July 30, 2020, 12:45 PM

Apple Faces EU Antitrust Complaint from Messaging App Telegram

Natalia Drozdiak
Natalia Drozdiak
Bloomberg News

Messaging app Telegram filed an antitrust complaint to the European Union against Apple Inc., over the iPhone maker’s app store practices.

  • A Telegram spokesman pointed to a recent blog post by company CEO Pavel Durov for further details about its reasoning for the complaint
  • “Some content in apps like Telegram is unavailable to you because Apple censors what is allowed on the App Store, which it fully controls to enforce the 30% tax,” Durov said in the post
  • The European Commission declined to comment. Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment
  • The Financial Times reported the complaint earlier ...

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