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November 2023
Anti-immigration groups use Israel-Gaza violence to push antisemitism and Islamophobia online
A report by
Shane Raymond
Online activists in Ireland have attempted to use the conflict to incite hatred of Jews or Arabs or, in some cases, both.
This year
Debunked: Fake government letter used to spread rumour of Ukrainians being extradited to fight
Other forgeries pushing the same narrative have been spread by eastern European pro-Kremlin groups.
Far right protesters aren't just in it for the cause - there's also money to be made
A report by
Eimer McAuley
One agitator asks his followers for support to cover travel and other expenses related to the protests.
Anti-immigration activists monetise their YouTube accounts and ask for donations, reports Eimer McAuley.
Experts say the tactics are imported from abroad but the levels of profit are small at present.
All time
'Sinister': Anti-lockdown groups sharing database of school principals’ contact details
Groups opposed to Covid measures are urging people to contact principals with questions about mask mandates and vaccines.
'This will not happen in my classroom': Online anti-mask teacher group say they will fight new rules
Many teachers in the group have said they will not comply with the new rules.
Anti-mask groups used Telegram to bombard National Parents Council over child facemask rules
The council has received thousands of calls and emails.
Trial by Telegram: Ireland's far right mobilising on 'privacy-first' messaging app
Final part in a four-part investigation into the far right in Ireland analyses the growth of US-style tactics used by Irish influencers on the platform.
WhatsApp reassures users of privacy as people flock to Signal and Telegram
“We can’t see your private messages or hear your calls, and neither can Facebook,” WhatsApp said in a blog post.
Indonesia the latest country to partially ban messaging app Telegram over terror fears
Telegram CEO, Pavel Durov, said the firm will investigate the Indonesia charges.
This rival app is benefiting from Brazil blocking WhatsApp (again)
While the ban only lasts for 72 hours, Telegram has added more than a million new users and counting.
Inside the country where sharing photos can mean jail
The problems in controlling shared content could lead to access being restricted.
WhatsApp has been accused of blocking links to this rival app
Some users have seen links to Telegram blocked on the Android version of WhatsApp.
Inside the app that’s become the Islamic State's biggest propaganda machine
The Telegram messaging app has shut down dozens of Isis-related channels since the Paris terror attacks.
Stuck at a computer? Here's how to message your friend's phone without picking up your own
There’s more than just email, you know.
Whatsapp experiences busiest day as it handled 64 billion messages in 24 hours
More than 20 billion messages were sent and 44 billion messages were received through the app in the space of 24 hours.
The knock-on effect: WhatsApp rival adds 8m users in 4 days
Telegram Messenger, a messaging app that focuses on privacy, saw almost five million users sign up on Saturday after WhatsApp experienced an outage.
George Hook is sending a telegram to the royal baby
Because he’s so thrilled about the baby’s name.
Jimi Hendrix asked Paul McCartney to come out and play... via telegram
Can Macca come out for half an hour?