Barstool Sports moves to Telegram to avoid censorship
Sep 12, 2019
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Barstool Sports moves to Telegram to avoid censorship

Popular sports blog Barstool Sports announced it’s moving to the messaging app Telegram as a way of avoiding censorship from big social media platforms.

They made the announcement on Instagram, telling supporters they are creating a channel on Telegram after Instagram's new content restrictions.

Barstool won’t be completely leaving behind other social media like Twitter and Instagram itself, Reclaim The Net reports, but the blog will be using Telegram for material that isn't allowed on those platforms. Barstool has been criticized in the past for its pushback against political correctness and more recently because of founder Dave Portnoy’s viral clash with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the topic of unionization.

Telegram has been used by Hong Kong protesters as a way of expressing themselves freely as they face the oppressive regime of China. The app has also helped protesters keep communication channels open when others have been shuttered by China and authorities. The platform made changes specifically to help keep the protestors stay anonymous.

Telegram founder Pavel Durov says he's determined to create a decentralized version of the internet that can’t be censored...which is, of course, not without controversy.

Nick Robins-Early of The Huffington Post commented on Telegram users: “These methods of communication may not offer the same opportunities for fundraising and gaining mainstream influence, but extremists can continue to incite hate among smaller and more radical groups of followers in these spaces that are harder for researchers, journalists and law enforcement to track.”

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