December 20, 2022

By Francesco Poldi, Alexandre Alaphilippe, Rita Jonusaite and Maria Giovanna Sessa, EU DisinfoLab

This Technical Document shows how Telegram operates and can be exploited for disinformative purposes. It is designed as a resource for the community countering disinformation on this platform.

The document is structured as follows: (I) first, the organisation of Telegram chats is presented; (II) then, some tools on how to investigate the platform are introduced; (III) and the subject of how to report content is addressed, including an overview of policy aspects related to enforcement. (IV) Finally, a repository of recent case studies on Telegram is provided.