Telegram announced that 25 million users joined the app in 72 hours, many of whom migrated to extremist channels.

Now, accelerationist groups are sharing survival & armour-building guides, ambush strategies & plans for life after gov. collapse.

This doesn't end on Jan. 20.
While Telegram's ToS "expressly forbid public calls to violence," there are dozens of extremist groups currently doing just that.

Here are some examples, including a call to attack politicians—"they have families too"—and for people to form militias and squads
"These same politicians have homes in your own state. Homes to loot and burn to the ground..."

Doesn't this count as a "public call to violence," @telegram?

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10 Jan
After Twitter's latest QAnon purge + Parler nearing shutdown, the far-right is migrating to Telegram.

So far:

QAnon channels added combined 50k followers
Proud Boys channels added 5k-10k
Neo-Nazi, militia, & other hate group channels on the rise as well
Proud Boys, QAnon's Sidney Powell & others have been pushing followers to migrate to Telegram, where messages can be encrypted & founder Pavel Durov employs "anti-censorship tech"

Proud Boys are calling Telegram the "last bastion" Image
Popular far-right accounts on Telegram include:

Sidney Powell (approx. 100,000 followers)
Proud Boys (45,000 combined)
Tommy Robinson (45,000)
Breitbart (30,000)

There are also countless neo-Nazi, white nationalist & neo-fascist groups on Telegram. Followers in the 100k+ range
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7 Jan
THREAD: In the aftermath of Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, far-right groups, pro-Trump militias, and white supremacists are revelling in the chaos caused, all while continuing to spread their propaganda & disinformation. Here is a small sampling:
The neo-fascist Proud Boys hate group bragged on social media about the fear they helped cause, while their leader (who was arrested on Jan. 5 and barred from DC) told them to “never stop fighting” ImageImage
The NSC 131 white nationalist hate group—founded by former member of neo-Nazi terror group the Base—was present at the insurrection & later posted photos of stolen Capitol police gear while bragging about their role in storming the Capitol ImageImage
Read 10 tweets
21 Nov 20
Kyle Rittenhouse, the teen charged with killing two people during protests in Kenosha, has posted $2 million bail.

His lawyer, Lin Wood, went on Steve Bannon's show today & said that people need be prepared for another 1776 & "fight for their freedom" if election is certified
In the aftermath of the shooting in Kenosha, Rittenhouse became a symbol for neo-Nazis & white supremacists around the world. Posters w/ caption "Kyle was Right" can be found in Germany, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, the US, and Canada, among other places.
Here are some more examples in Serbia, Sweden & Germany of Rittenhouse being used in white supremacist propaganda.

The Proud Boys have also shown support for Rittenhouse, with chairman Enrique Tarrio saying "We're here for Kyle."

Same with 2A defenders.
Read 4 tweets
12 Aug 18
Thread: Later today, white supremacist, alt-right & neo-nazi groups will descend on Washington,DC for a “white civil rights rally” reminiscent of the ‘Unite the Right’ rally in Charlottesville last year. Some of these far-right groups train in MMA to brawl with counter-protestors
Far-right groups like the Rise Above Movement (RAM) use MMA to recruit new members attracted to the prospect of violence. They refer to themselves as the “premier MMA fight club of the Alt-Right” & use their training to disrupt peaceful protests.…
Led by boxer Robert Rundo and Benjamin Daley (both exposed by ProPublica), RAM boasts 50 members and engaged in violent activities during protests in Berkeley, Huntington Beach, and Charlottesville. They have also assaulted journalists/ female protestors
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