Former 8chan administrator Ron Watkins claimed on Wednesday that he was banned from the popular messaging platform Telegram.
In a statement on Gab, Watkins claimed that he lost access to the app after his phone number was blocked.
Watkins further alleged that he was preparing a “big drop” regarding Pegasus, the spyware developed by Israeli technology firm NSO Group that was recently found to have infected hundreds of phones.
“I appealed the ban, but I doubt it will be effective,” he wrote. “If the Telegram appeal is granted, then I will address this issue again.”
The far-right figure also announced that he would be halting all activity on his Telegram chat room as well as the channel for AlienLeaks, a WikiLeaks-style platform for procuring documents about UFOs that he recently launched.
Watkins just this week uploaded footage to YouTube of what he conveniently claimed was a UFO, just two months after launching AlienLeaks.
The Daily Dot reached out to Telegram to inquire about the alleged ban but did not receive a reply by press time.
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