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.