Right-Wing Extremists Use Encrypted Apps To Plan Future Attacks

Telegram, an app where white supremacist content has been freely shared for months, is being used by right-wing extremists to call for violence against government officials. As an encrypted communication app with minimal content moderation, Telegram allows people to post messages in private chatrooms, mostly dwelling in eastern Europe and the Middle East but also in U.S. These extremists have been sharing knowledge of how to make, conceal and use homemade guns and bombs. Since the Capitol attack on Jan. 6, exhortations to “shoot politicians” and “encourage armed struggle” have been posted in a…

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