In-reply-to » Reaching 700M Active Users, Telegram Announces 'Premium' Tier "Telegram became one of the top-5 downloaded apps worldwide in 2022 and now has over 700 million monthly active users," they announced this weekend. "This growth is solely from personal recommendations — Telegram has never paid to advertise its apps."

@prologic@twtxt.net exactly! Everyone should be using RFC 2549 for all their communication needs! 😂

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In-reply-to » And while I was writing the last post, Putin puts nuclear forces on alert. I really feel afraid. He has done so bad with all the orders of troops that he is acting like a kid which does not get his candy. Crazy crazy shit which makes me really nervous

@carsten worry not, “Heghlu’meH QaQ jajvam”. See the reference.

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It looks like conspiracy theorists are finding solace in other search engines that do not actively control misinformation.

Praise for DuckDuckGo has become a popular refrain during the pandemic among right-wing social media influencers and conspiracy theorists who question Covid-19 vaccines and push discredited coronavirus treatments. Some have posted screenshots showing that DuckDuckGo appears to surface more links favorable to their views than Google does.

More on this New York Times article.

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i really love the idea of yarn.social. this is encouraging me to start my own pod. perhaps some of my connections might join. it’s a clever way of doing things compared to say fediverse or ssb

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