Since the beginning of the Corona crisis at the latest, it has been clear to anyone who even occasionally - hopefully with high boots - enters the online swamp that hundreds of thousands are radicalizing themselves on Telegram.

The operators of the largest channels have a reach that comes close to that of the established media.

A federal government that is halfway up to date should have acted much earlier.

Why is there the Network Enforcement Act if the platform on which radicalization actually takes place does not fall under it?

The reason that the Federal Office of Justice disseminated last year with reference to the Netz-DG was that Telegram was mainly a chat service and had no intention of making a profit.

But that doesn't make sense: whether a service wants to earn money and has additional functionalities has nothing to do with the question of whether people radicalize themselves on the platform.

You have to put a stop to the problematic part of the platform.

In the meantime - whether before the Reichstag, in the Capitol or in the everyday life of many people - it became clear again and again how dangerous radicalization on the Internet is.

It is a grave failure of the authorities to take action against Telegram so late.

Better late than never.