Turkish Leader Opens Telegram Account After Presidential Administration Quits WhatsApp

ANKARA (Sputnik) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has registered official accounts on the Telegram and BIP messenger apps, the chief’s press workplace stated on Tuesday, after it deserted the WhatsApp messenger app following new data-based adjustments within the latter app’s phrases of service.

Developers of the WhatsApp messenger have up to date the consumer settlement, including a provision on private knowledge switch to Facebook. The up to date settlement says that WhatsApp, part of the Facebook company, will share sure details about customers to investigate habits and tastes as a method of delivering focused promoting. In response, Turkish customers, together with high-ranking officers, are actively switching to various messenger apps. On Monday, the Ankara enterprise competitors watchdog suspended the brand new WhatsApp consumer settlement, along with launching a probe. Earlier on Tuesday, the Personal Data Protection Board of Turkey launched a probe into WhatsApp and Facebook over their new knowledge coverage.

As of 19:30 on Tuesday, over 77,000 individuals had subscribed to Erdogan’s new Telegram account.

Sourse: sputniknews.com

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