Islamic State turns to Telegram app after Twitter crackdown

IS supporters began using Telegram in 2015 shortly after the app announced a new feature called "Channels"

New York: With the micro-blogging site Twitter coming down heavily on Islamic State-sponsored accounts, the terrorist organisation and its followers are fast joining the heavily-encrypted messaging app Telegram built by a Russian developer. IS supporters began using Telegram in 2015 shortly after the app announced a new feature called “Channels” On More...

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