White supremacists openly organize racist violence on Telegram, report finds

CNN (06/26/2020)
  • The Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD), a London think-tank, recently found that more white supremacists are migrating to the encrypted-messaging app Telegram to share hateful content.
  • Why? – Telegram is less active in filtering content than more established social media platforms.
  • White Supremacists use Telegram channels (eg “White Lives Matter”) to share explicit threats against protestors and black people – some of which have translated into violence.
  • These channels also share tips on 3D printing guns and inciting a Civil War.