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In war-torn Ukraine, a digital hunt for missing relatives

In war-torn Lyman, hope comes from Telegram groups.

On Oct 27, 2022 by Anna Conkling

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Ron Watkins keeps a secret list of banned words that will get you booted from his Telegram chat

Nobody seems to know what those words are.

On Jun 10, 2022 by Claire Goforth

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Marjorie Taylor Greene’s new intern once called for every member of Congress to be ‘hanged’

Screenshots are forever.

On Jun 8, 2022 by Claire Goforth

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Hackers use Telegram to leak sensitive data on 30 million hotel guests

The data includes millions of names, addresses, emails, phone numbers, and birth dates.

On May 26, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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Will Smith is being called a ‘cuck’ for punching Chris Rock

Twitter users are bringing up Smith's open relationship.

On Mar 28, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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Everything you need to know about the Okta hack

While little is known, the hacking incident could prove devastating.

On Mar 22, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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Truck convoy Telegram groups keep getting overrun with conspiracies about the U.N., QAnon

Admins are struggling to maintain order in the chats.

On Feb 23, 2022 by Claire Goforth

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QAnon believers think a Fox News host dropped them a secret symbol on-air

Conspiracy theorists believe Watters flashed them the letter 'Q.'

On Jan 28, 2022 by Mikael Thalen

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Scammers posing as Melania Trump promote weight loss pill as COVID cure

Meticore is a weight-loss supplement.

On Dec 21, 2021 by Claire Goforth, Mikael Thalen

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How Telegram won the far-right social media war of 2021

It bested Gab and Parler.

On Dec 16, 2021 by Claire Goforth

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Ron Watkins sends followers on pointless FOIA goose chase after misinterpreting court ruling

The QAnon guru's followers are convinced they can now request documents from all their enemies.

On Nov 12, 2021 by Mikael Thalen

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Ron Watkins followers are getting fed up with his failed predictions

The ex-8chan admin tried to blame a fellow conspiracy theorist for his own false prediction.

On Aug 24, 2021 by Mikael Thalen

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QAnon guru and antisemite ‘GhostEzra’ exposed as Florida man

The alleged government insider is actually just a Trump supporter from Florida.

On Aug 20, 2021 by Mikael Thalen

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Ron Watkins claims Telegram banned him prior to ‘big drop’

The far-right conspiracy theorist is followed by more than 284,000 users.

On Jul 21, 2021 by Mikael Thalen

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Bitcoin, porn, and more: Telegram has become a spam magnet

The far-right haven is littered with bitcoin ads, work-from-home claims, and porn spam.

On May 27, 2021 by Claire Goforth