Telegram has thousands of channels and groups where piracy is shared, a problem that is not being well addressed, which could have serious consequences for the entertainment industry and the messaging platform itself.
Telegram is one of the most complete options in terms of instant messaging. It offers users a wide range of attractive functions and features. However, you also have to take into account its dark side when it comes to hacking issues.
This application allows the connection between people from all over the world, offering security in chats thanks to end-to-end encryption. But, it is important to note that although individual chats are not widely used by the community, Telegram’s success is based on its channels and supergroups.
Hackers have found in this messaging platform and its functions the ideal environment for distribute illegal content, including movies, TV series, digital books, software, games and even malicious code.
While Telegram is aware of the challenges posed by the piracy, you have not spent enough efforts to put an end to the problem. In fact, channels and supergroups where illegal content is shared continue to proliferate daily.
Deleting channels is not the solution to end piracy on Telegram
Within the application there are numerous bots, channels with illegal content and even supergroups that offer IPTV to watch TV for free. The company is aware of this problem and is taking steps to gradually remove these groups and channels in order to combat piracy..
However, so far, these efforts have failed to completely fix the problem. Channels that share illegal content show a lack of concern about their content being removed. Simply, they open it again with a similar name, it’s that simple.
They argue that they can easily switch to new domain names and modify channel names, among other tactics. On the other hand, bots are used to distribute traffic and anticipate removal efforts by Telegram.
Thousands of new members are joining the hacking channelsindicating that there are still significant challenges in the fight against illegal content on Telegram.
An example is YTS, a recognized reference in downloading torrents that has launched its own channel on Telegram that it uses, for the moment, to share the status updates of a page where links to download series and movies abound. This situation creates uncertainty about what the future holds within the application.
The fight against piracy continues, and it is for this reason that the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE)a group dedicated to combating piracy, has joined forces with Telegram to address the growing problem of illegal content.
ACE has implemented a strategy to remove offending channels and block hacking-related bots. If this collaboration proves successful, it is expected that the survival of the pirate channels will become increasingly difficult.
It is important to highlight the ongoing challenges and uncertainty surrounding the presence of pirated channels on the platform, as well as the involvement of illegal download sites like YTS in the app. This is a worrying issue that if not resolved could seriously affect Telegram.