Telegram : social Media giant or the new dark web ?

Social Media Features:

Large user base: Similar to other social media platforms, Telegram boasts millions of users.

Communication channels: It offers features like group chats, channels, and one-way communication options.

Content sharing: Users can share media files and various content.

However, aspects raise concerns:

Encryption: Telegram offers optional end-to-end encryption for private chats, making it appealing for those seeking privacy, including potential criminals.

Limited moderation: Telegram has historically been less stringent on content moderation compared to other platforms.

Open API: Developers can create tools and functionalities, and some malicious actors misuse this for illegal purposes.

Here's how it relates to the dark web:

Illicit activity: Criminal elements have exploited Telegram's features for illegal activities like sharing stolen data, malware distribution, and planning cybercrimes.

Accessibility: Telegram is easier to access than the dark web, making it a possible alternative for some illicit activities.

Not the new dark web: Telegram itself isn't the dark web. It's a functioning social media platform with legitimate uses.

Emerging platform for illegal activity: Telegram's features have unfortunately made it a breeding ground for some criminal activity.