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MILESTONE: Encrypted Communications App Telegram Surpasses 500 Million Users

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The encrypted communications app Telegram has surpassed 500 million active users, the platform announced on Tuesday.

“In the first week of January, Telegram surpassed 500 million monthly active users. After that it kept growing: 25 million new users joined Telegram in the last 72 hours alone. These new users came from across the globe – 38% from Asia, 27% from Europe, 21% from Latin America and 8% from MENA,” wrote Pavel Durov, the founder of Telegram.

“This is a significant increase compared to last year, when 1.5M new users signed up every day. We’ve had surges of downloads before, throughout our 7-year history of protecting user privacy. But this time is different,” he added.

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Durov noted that the public is getting sick of Big Tech monopoly platforms and their hostility against free speech and privacy rights. This is fueling the overwhelming growth of Telegram.

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“People no longer want to exchange their privacy for free services. They no longer want to be held hostage by tech monopolies that seem to think they can get away with anything as long as their apps have a critical mass of users,” Durov wrote.

“With half a billion active users and accelerating growth, Telegram has become the largest refuge for those seeking a communication platform committed to privacy and security. We take this responsibility very seriously. We won’t let you down,” he continued.

“Those of you who have used Telegram for the last several years know we’ve been consistent both when it comes to defending private data and to improving our apps,” Durov added.

Big League Politics has reported in the past about Telegram’s emergence as a market alternative to repressive social media platforms:

Barstool Sports, the popular uncensored sports blog, is migrating to the encrypted app Telegram after complaining of growing social media censorship by Big Tech.

They made a public service announcement on Tuesday telling supporters about how they are creating a profile on Telegram in protest of Instagram, the social media provider owned by Facebook that recently implemented new restrictions on content.

“Instagram has been continuously cracking down on what they deem is acceptable content on their platform,” Barstool wrote in an Instagram post on Tuesday. “There are certain videos types (sic) that were ‘ok’ to post months ago that are now getting flagged as a violation of their terms of service.”

“In an effort to bring barstool fans the content they desire and are used to we have started a channel on Telegram where you will get all the videos that we can’t post here. It sucks we can’t post these videos on Instagram but we have to play by their rules or risk getting removed,” they added.

They will continue their presence on Instagram and other monopoly social media providers, but users on Telegram will get the premium uncensored content that is no longer permissible under the draconian regime of Big Tech. Barstool is already getting criticized by the far left for standing for freedom of expression.

Telegram’s emergence shows that the fight against Big Tech is not lost. Do not be surprised if a major globalist backlash against the app occurs in the weeks to come.

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Google Hits Alternative Social Media Platform Minds with Deplatforming Threat

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The alternative social media platform Minds is reporting that Google is threatening to remove their app from their Play Store feature if they do not tailor their app to Google’s restrictive specifications.

Minds founder Bill Ottman made the announcement in a post on his pro-free speech platform.

“Google Play sent Minds a 24 hour warning,” Ottman said. “Our response app was accepted into the store based on our interim solution and ninja developers, but we had to remove major functionality from that version of the app.”

Big Tech is trying to force Minds to play by their rules or choke them out of the marketplace. This is how Silicon Valley uses their government-granted monopoly power to enforce Big Brother.

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“What is happening on the internet with major providers is fueling the cultural divide as much as anything,” Ottman stated.

“We had to remove search, discovery and comments. I know. We aren’t happy and we will be working towards something better,” he continued.

“We will be releasing a full report on our plan for fully censorship-resistant infrastructure. For those asking about Amazon, don’t worry, we have multiple escape pods ready to go,” Ottman added.

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Big League Politics has reported on how Big Tech is ruthlessly putting down all competition as they proudly manifest the Orwellian nightmare:

The conservative social media platform, Parler, is already on its last legs, as the platform’s developers relied upon Big Tech to provide their infrastructure.

Parler CEO John Matze had claimed that there were a bunch of competitors vying to host the social media site. However, the notion of a free market is laughable with a handful of far-left tech monopolies dominating the world, and he was forced to admit the awful truth in a Fox News interview.

“They all work together to make sure at the same time we would lose access to not only our apps, but they are actually shutting all of our servers off tonight, off the internet,” Matze explained.

“They made an attempt to not only kill the apps, but also destroy the entire company… Every vendor from text message services to email providers to lawyers all ditched us too on the same day,” he added.

Matze said that Parler is pretty much doomed because of the Orwellian super-structure that has been put into place to destroy all potential competition.

“We’re going to try our best, ya know, to get back online as quickly as possible but we’re having a lot of trouble because every vendor we talk to won’t work with us because if Apple doesn’t approve and Google doesn’t approve, they won’t,” he said.

“Amazon is the largest cloud storage vendor in the world, and we use them to host our servers. Hundreds of them. Hundreds of servers. And they gave us basically, they said, you have 24 hours to get all of your data and find new servers. So, where are you going to find 300 to 500 servers in a 24-hour window, and how can you send all of the data from everybody out to them in a 24-hour period? It’s an impossible feat,” Matze explained.

The fix is in. Every aspect of society is rigged against the American people to destroy their rights. Now, what are they going to do about it?

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