Technology sector lawmaker Duncan Chiu says Telegram must handle its platform’s doxxing issue ‘sooner or later’.
Misinformation on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine spread across Telegram and the game streaming section of Facebook, which has long struggled to moderate fake news.
Hundreds of posts on Telegram and other apps show non-consensual content being shared and even sold, while advocates and survivors say too little is being done to stop it. As similar groups proliferate in countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, and South Korea, some women – and a few men – have decided to take action.
The phishing scam was aimed at revealing contact details of anti-government activists in Hong Kong, reports say.
Telegram features like channel broadcasts and optional chat encryption have helped some people stay up to date amid heavy censorship on Tencent’s WeChat
Hong Kongers flock to 2-week-old Telegram channel and homespun website for crowdsourced coronavirus information
Having your private information leaked for political reasons may become the new normal
Telegram is marketed as a secure messaging app and used by Hong Kong protesters, but experts say it has flaws
People are using encrypted chat apps and ditching transportation cards to avoid detection, with anti-extradition protests streamed on gaming site Twitch