Amazon Web Services shut down hosting for the GOP’s Parler social media app late Sunday evening / Monday morning. Within hours, another app rose to the top of the App Store: Telegram. (Thread)…
Members of MAGA websites believe the Trump campaign and right-wing media figures instructed their followers to join them on the app... However, we were unable to find a single person connected to Trump who has promoted Telegram. (Let me know if I'm wrong)…
There are many “Donald Trump” accounts and no way to verify which is real. Is it the one with 273k followers that just shares his tweets? Is it the one with over 400k? Maybe it’s the one with less than 7k that tells supporters to “prepare.” Nobody knows.…
Like Parler, Telegram’s roots stretch all the way to Russia. The app was created by Pavel Durov, a Russian entrepreneur best known for launching VK, the country’s own version of Facebook. Unlike Parler, Telegram’s owner isn’t friendly with the Kremlin.…
Durov was ousted from VK in 2014 after refusing to cooperate with the Russian government. They wanted data about protesters in Ukraine who used VK — protesters against Yanukovych, the president that Putin and Paul Manafort helped install. He refused.…
It’s worth noting that Parler’s shutdown isn’t the only reason Telegram has doubled its weekly downloads. Many are rushing to Telegram from WhatsApp, which will begin sharing data with Facebook in February.…

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