Telegram is warned app ‘nurtures subculture deifying terrorists’

Telegram is warned app ‘nurtures subculture deifying terrorists’

MPs, leaders of faith communities, and groups involved in countering hate have sent a letter to Telegram urging it to take action as it emerged as an “app of choice” for racists and violent extremists. An image was projected on to Telegram’s offices in London this week by the campaign group Hope not Hate, which has organised the letter, in a move to shame the company. A report this week found that the messaging app had emerged as a central hub for several conspiracy movements espousing antisemitic tropes and memes, including QAnon, as well as others on the extreme right promoting violence. The letter, which was signed by president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, several MPs and others working against anti-Muslim hatred, stated: “The platform has facilitated …
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