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Telegram will have to convince advertisers that its audience is broad, which could be a challenge following reports that far-right groups and white supremacists flocked to the app after being banned from other platforms. Mr. Durov will also have to satisfy Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google—whose app stores control most of Telegram’s distribution—that the app can rein in threats of violence and coordination of illicit activities such as weapons and drug sales.

Wall Street Journal

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