Tag: Telegram
Macedonia 05.02.21 | 16:45

Court orders detention for the administrators of a Telegram group used to share underage porn

The Skopje court informed that it has approved the request from prosecutor, and ordered 30 days detention for the two administrators of a Telegram group where nude pictures of underage girls were shared. The large group, with over 5,000 members, was used to dox and harass girls and women, with members...

Macedonia 03.02.21 | 17:27

Protest against online harassment of women in Skopje, VMRO-DPMNE came out in support of the protesters

Members of Parliament from VMRO-DPMNE joined the protest that was held today to demand stronger enforcement of harassment laws. The protest was held after the authorities failed to shut down a Telegram group with thousands of users on which nude pictures of underage girls were shared, as well as contact...

Macedonia 30.01.21 | 22:28

Justice Ministry wants to make stalking a crime

Following the reports about a Telegram group with thousands of members where some were sharing nude pictures and contact information of underage girls, the Government announced it will work to enter stalking in the criminal code. The article would ban unauthorized stalking, following or other forms of...

Macedonia 28.01.21 | 23:25

Vasilevska: Police officers were members of the Telegram “Public” Room” group, and the government is hiding them

VMRO-DPMNE MP, Ivanka Vasilevska, talked on the “Click Plus” show on TV21 about the current political developments, the census that will probably be conducted in the country, as well as the current situation regarding the Telegram chat group “Public Room”. According to Vasilevska,...

Macedonia 28.01.21 | 22:50

“Public Room” shut down, similar Telegram group also targeted

Minister of Interior Oliver Spasovski said Thursday the institution’s Cybercrime and Digital Forensics Sector has briefed him that the “Public Room” chat group has been shut down. I salute this step of the Telegram platform and say that those who violated the law will be punished because...

Macedonia 28.01.21 | 19:22

Telegram chat group “Public Room” shut down

Chat group “Public Room” at the Telegram app has been shut down, the Ministry of Interior has told MIA. Earlier, Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski asked Telegram to shut down the “Public Room” group, otherwise the possibility of banning the app or...

Macedonia 28.01.21 | 16:03

VMRO: Zaev’s threat to ban Telegram resembles North Korea

Zoran Zaev and his Interior Minister Oliver Spasovski are unable to deal with a scandalous Telegram group where pictures of underage girls are being shared for months, and now over-react and threaten to ban Telegram, said the opposition VMRO-DPMNE party. Prime Minister Zaev today said that if the popular...

Macedonia 28.01.21 | 14:49

Two arrests made in relation to the scandalous Telegram group

Two persons, from Bitola and from Veles, were detained in relation to the Telegram group where pictures of underage girls were being shared. The “Public Room” group has thousands of followers even after it was broken up once a year ago, and some of the members were harassing and doxing girls...

Macedonia 28.01.21 | 12:02

Calls to shut down Telegram group used to share pictures of underage girls

President Stevo Pendarovski called for action on the Telegram chat group where users were sharing pictures of underage girls or doxxing and threatening girls and women. We want the institutions to investigate the case appropriately and all violators should be prosecuted and punished. There must be immediate...

Macedonia 27.01.21 | 18:59

Spasovski’s incapacity to deal with the “Public Room” Telegram group endangers young lives and creates victims

Oliver Spasovski is an incompetent minister who endangers the safety of the citizens and refuses to act upon the requests of the citizens. The “Public Room” case that appeared last year was resolved in just two days and the group was closed under the leadership of the interim Interior Minister...

Macedonia 27.01.21 | 14:43

One of the girls whose pictures were shared in a Telegram group demands action

A girl from Kavadarci, whose picture was shared in a Telegram group where users often shared pictures of underage girls, came out with a statement to warn others. Today it is me, tomorrow you could be the target, said Ana from Kavadarci, who had a bikini picture she shared on Instagram picked up by Telegram...

Macedonia 27.01.21 | 10:57

Users of Telegram group where pictures of underage girls were shared are threatening the woman who reported them

Participants in a Telegram chat group where pictures of underage girls were being shared are openly seeking information about a womanwho reported the group to the police. The group had a large following in Macedonia and it had people exchanging contact information and pictures for girls, some of them...

Macedonia 29.03.20 | 14:03

Mickoski accuses Zaev’s right hand man Raskovski of corruption over the coronavirus evacuation

The SDSM party led Government took a shocking move to publish the exchange between opposition leader Hristijan Mickoski and Government Secretary General Dragi Raskovski, In it, Mickoski is accusing Raskovski of corruption in the process of organizing air and bus transport for Macedonian citizens who...

Macedonia 29.01.20 | 18:25

Telegram closed the group where users from Macedonia shared child pornography, but it’s feared that there are others

Telegram deleted the Public Room chat group, which had thousands of people from Macedonia, after it was revealed that child porn is shared by some users. The police cyber crime unit and state prosecutors pushed for the closure of the group and are also working to prosecute those involved, as well as...

Macedonia 28.01.20 | 18:59

Huge Telegram group used to share child pornography was set up by a 40 year old husband and father from Skopje

Kurir.mk reports that the administrator of the large Telegram group where pornographic materials of underage girls were shared is an adult, a married man and a father. According to the news site, the 40 year old man from Skopje was among the first and most avid distributors of child porn on the group...

Macedonia 27.01.20 | 10:56

Police has tracked down the administrator of a popular Telegram group where pornographic materials were shared

The police is investigating members of a Telegram group for underage children who were reportedly sharing naked pictures of underage girls and sensitive rumors about them. The group called Public Room was very popular and grew to 7.000 members who use the encrypted communication app. Some commentators...

Macedonia 17.11.19 | 10:31

What’s the involvement of outgoing PM Zaev in a new “racketeering” scheme and doesn’t he have a better thing to do than chatting on Telegram?

During the economic summit in Thessaloniki, Greece, where heads of state and prime ministers from this part of the world discussed future economic, energy and political projects, our outgoing Prime Minister Zoran Zaev was messaging with his former party fellows on Telegram and dealt with neighborhood...