Serhat TUNAR -TDO- Telegram founder Pavel Durov said Telegram had no shareholders to hold to account.
In the first week of 2021, the number of Telegram users exceeded 500 million, Durov announced via Telegram.
"25 million users have joined Telegram in the last 72 hours alone," said Durov, who also said that the number of Telegram users continues to increase. Of those, 38 percent came from Asia, 27 percent from Europe, 21 percent from Latin America and 8 percent from the Middle East and Africa region. That's a significant increase from last year, when 1.5 million new users signed up every day."
"People don't want to be held hostage by technology monopolies who think they can get away with anything as long as their apps have a significant number of users. With half a billion active users, Telegram has become the biggest haven for those looking for a communications platform dedicated to privacy and security. We take this responsibility very seriously. You will not be disappointed."