World news – Pro-Trump accounts flourish in Telegram, app starts white crackdown on supremacists

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Telegram confirmed to TechCrunch Wednesday that it shut down dozens of channels we incite violence on its platform.

Published: January 14, 2021 3:12 PM |

Last updated: January 14, 2021 3:12 pm

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SAN FRANCISCO: The agenda of the white supremacists can no longer be broadcast on Telegram on mainstream social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. The encrypted messaging app is currently blocking such channels.

Telegram confirmed to TechCrunch Wednesday that it had shut down dozens of channels that we incite violence on its platform.

READ | More misery for Donald Trump as Snapchat permanently bans the outgoing US president from the website.

« In the past 24 hours, we have blocked dozens of public channels that have posted calls for violence to thousands of subscribers, » a Telegram spokesman became cited in the report.

The company watched several reports promoting white supremacy, Nazi iconography, and other forms of right-wing extremism.

« Many extremist channels started posting backup accounts on Tuesday and Alerted subscribers to dozens of other groups they could continue to congregate in, « the report reads.

Several top social media platforms like Twitter and Snapchat have permanently blocked Trump, while Facebook has blocked him until the day of the Banned his inauguration on January 20th.

The company has also « gone on strike » on his account, which means he’s mining Can’t upload new videos or live stream content for at least one week.

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