Pavel Durov – the founder of Telegram, blames Facebook and Instagram for creating money from scammy ads that use Durov’s name and image.
Recently on 17th June, via his Russian Telegram channel, Durov accuses the tech giant of turning the deaf ear to user complaints:
“For over a year, Facebook and Instagram are making money off of advertisements promoting scams that are using my name. These ads are thereby approved by Facebook’s moderators, which then permits them the status of advertisement, thus misleading people.”
Facebook Facilitating Political Censorship
One of the scams cited by Durov was a false Gram token offering. Durov also blamed Facebook of double standards, alleging that the moderators are very wanting to facilitate political censorship:
“The situation where Facebook for over a year is ignoring complaints, generating revenue from the financial inexperience of individuals is not acceptable. Considering the speed with which the team of Russian-speaking Facebook moderators is facilitating political censorship [https://sobesednik.ru/politika/20200427-rt-tramp-i-fabrika-trollej-kak], the business have sufficient resources to asses advertisements.”
Durov advices Facebook to start paying greater attention to the present problem by the end of week; meanwhile urging the users to save such scammy ads being in operational on facebook for a possible future legal battle, if required.