Do you really think it's an scandal if the functionality to share group links was intended by WhatsApp? Even though the final consequences are quite bad, I would not call it a scandal. Keep strong words for strong occasions. The fight for attention is pushing such hard words, but you lose credibility, imho.
"Even if they are removed from search results, links still work and give access to private group communication. Among these groups are also administrations like civil servants of the Indonesian Ministry of Finance. This case shows again that digital sovereignty is crucial for states and administrations."
The fact that links still work even if they are removed from search or that anyone with access to a link can access the contents of the group is not a case for "digital sovereignty."
It's a case for people understanding how messaging systems work so that they can learn how to use them correctly.
Overall, the arguments in this article are pretty weak. I'm all for decentralized Free Software communication tools, but let's give people good reasons to use them, not pseudo scare tactics.
> For instance the Matrix protocol is a widely recognised and respected standard for secure and decentralised communication. This is proven by the fact that it is being used by large Free Software communities like Mozilla, KDE, but also in the whole French administration or Germany's armed forces.
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