Jill Jacobs: Has no idea what apps people use in Israel
Apparently deleted or maybe I'm blocked. Anyway...the average Israeli would have no idea that Telegram has anything to do with Nazis, and also, people are leaving Whatsapp for Telegram bc of the new privacy rules.
Oh also, in Israel, Telegram is famous for being a place to buy weed. Here's a podcast about that: israelstory.org/episode/milk-h…
There's an American tendency to think the whole world is like America. It's not.

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