In the past In a few months, the popularity of the telegram has skyrocketed, 550 million monthly active users in July 2021, Which makes it the fifth most used messaging app in the world. And as government-directed waves Internet off Washed around the world, the app has been praised for its role in resisting censorship and helping protesters. From Belarus To organize Myanmar. But there is a side to Telegram’s liberal morality, says anti-apartheid group Hope Not Hate: the app is one of the worst pits of anti-Semitism on the Internet. And the problem is getting worse day by day.
A new report by Hope Not Hate, which focuses on spreading anti-Semitism online and will be published in its entirety today, found that Telegram is one of the leading Internet platforms to provide “safe haven” for anti-Semitic and other social groups. Booted from network. This includes notably QAnon’s believers and pedestrians, the anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, which is linked to the January 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol storm.
The report notes that a number of channels dedicated to anti-Semitic conspiracies, or direct violent anti-Semitic content, have increased dramatically in 2021 বেশ quite uninterrupted in the middle of the telegram. One of these, Breaking the Cable, which was introduced in the New World Order conspiracy theory introduced in February 2021, has gained more than 90,000 followers to date; Another, led by anti-Semitic QAnon advocates, called GhostEzra, has 3,000 followers. Hope Not Hate also found that at least 120 telegram groups and channels shared racist, anti-Semitic manifestos. The terrorist who attacked two mosques In March 2019, 51 people were killed in Christchurch, New Zealand. Telegram did not take any action against that content. The Telegram press office did not respond to a request for comment.
“If you compare it [inaction] The way the Telegram has dealt with Islamic extremism and terrorism is different day and night, ”said Patrick Harmanson, a researcher at Hope Not Hate. In 2019, the app has moved more than that 43,000 bots and channels associated with the Islamic State terrorist group As part of an Europol operation. Harmanson claims that some of the anti-Semitic content shared in the telegram works for terrorism and that action should be taken against them accordingly.
Hope Not Hate found that Conspiracy theory In general, the Kovid-1 pandemic epidemic has been on the rise online since 2020, and its attendant lockdown and social distance measures. Periods of uncertainty and isolation gave rise to all sorts of anti-establishment and anti-elite narratives, and the early stages of the epidemic were marked by conspiracies with Bill Gates’ supposed role in the epidemic from 5G. But Qasim Qasim, a professor of philosophy at the University of Warwick, described in detail in recent times Study, Most conspiracy theories eventually lead to blaming a small group for what they claim to be fictitious conspiracies; Almost always, that group is coded as Jewish. Online-anti-Semitism is being revived in the post-Covid world, flooded with conspiracy theories, so, it is extremely surprising.
In the case QAnon It highlights perfectly. This conspiracy theory maintains that the world is ruled by an elite cable of satanic and pedophilic politicians, financiers and Hollywood actors who spend their days sucking the blood of children to stay young একটি a clear riff about the condemnation of old anti-Semitic blood. Prominent U.S.-former U.S. President Donald Trump has been portrayed as a white knight, and according to a study, One in five QAnon believers in the United StatesOver time, the QAnon conspiracy theory has expanded its focus to include Covid-1 tr truthfulness, anti-lockdown activists, and other right-wing groups, a move that has gained followers in many European countries, with Germany topping the list.