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Odd that Jason Wilson (Guardian) attributes Signal and Telegram’s newfound popularity exclusively to fascists moving off FB and :birdsite: without any reference to the recent Whatsapp announcement they’re sharing data with FB, which seems likely the bigger trigger.

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@hugh Signal's registration services were overloaded and laggy before anybody booted Drumpf.

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@hugh yeah I've had two friends move to signal because of the WhatsApp thing in the last few days, and serious plans starting in a group of friends with a FB messenger chat to move off FB messenger

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@hugh there was a politico piece I saw today that said "gab and telegram, two social networks popular with the far right" and I'm just

(A few para later it mentioned telegram again in a less inaccurate context, so a sloppy writing/editing job more than willful ignorance or skulduggery)

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@eqe Yeah I err on the side of assuming ignorance. Journalists rarely display close understanding of their subject material. J Wilson does have a lot of knowledge about the far Right, perhaps less so about the broad comms landscape.

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