Fact-checkers are already fighting the spread of falsehoods from Telegram
By Harrison Mantas
Read the full article from Poynter here.
“Fact-checkers in Ukraine, Germany and India were already contending with the spread of mis- and disinformation on the encrypted messaging app Telegram. Then the app’s popularity got a huge boost in early 2021 following the deplatforming of former U.S. President Donald Trump, and the proliferation of misinformation about rival messaging platform WhatsApp’s changing terms of service.”