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Islamic State Makes Telegram Messaging App a Major Marketing Tool

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'A new feature of Telegram that was introduced in September has become the preferred method for Islamic State to broadcast news and share videos of military victories or sermons, according to security researchers. The group used Telegram to claim responsibility for the Paris attacks, which left 129 people dead, and the bombing of a Russian airliner over Egypt last month, which killed 224. news and share videos of military victories or sermons.'

'Unlike Twitter, which has shut down thousands of accounts tied to IS for violating company rules, so far Telegram has let the jihadists operate without fear of being turned off or traced, Katz said.

'The channel feature completely changed the position of Telegram in the online jihadist movement,' Katz said.

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