Tag: Online platform

Alt-Tech & the Radical Right, Part 3: Why Do Hate Groups and Terrorists Love Telegram?

In the third part of a series looking at the radical right’s use of alt-tech, Professor Megan Squire takes a look at Telegram – and the shifting sands of technical features and content regulation on the platform. Telegram is an enormously popular social network and encrypted messaging service with more than 300 million monthly users… Continue reading “Alt-Tech & the Radical Right, Part 3: Why Do Hate Groups and Terrorists Love Telegram?”

The effects of censoring the far-right online

Using covert speech to avoid detection and migrating to more extremist platforms underlines that censoring far-right actors from social media is not always an easy or desirable practice. Since 2016, censorship of far-right groups and individuals on social media platforms has been the subject of much public discussion. With the implementation of laws to counter… Continue reading “The effects of censoring the far-right online”

The far right in the post-digital condition

The year 2019 began quite turbulently for German politics with a politically-charged data leak. One Twitter user published the personal data of politicians, artists and online activists in the fashion of a Christmas calendar, which opened doors every day to reveal private information about its victims. When journalists and security agencies discovered this data leak… Continue reading “The far right in the post-digital condition”