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Telegram Launches Telegraph, An Anonymous Blogging Platform (theverge.com) 30

Telegram has unveiled a new blogging platform called Telegraph, which offers fast publishing and anonymous posting without requiring you to sign up or sign in via social media. The Verge reports: The app's user interface looks very similar to Medium and allows for easy embeds. You can also embed images from your computer by clicking on the camera button. In comparison to Medium, the loading time for embeds is relatively fast. Publication is instantaneous upon hitting "publish." Posts are shareable on social media platforms but are designed to work best on Telegram's new Instant View layout, which works similarly to Facebook's Instant Articles feature. The simplicity and speed of Telegraph are not without its downsides. As TechCrunch points out, the lack of user history means that if you accidentally delete the link to your published post, it would be very difficult to track down unless you have cookies enabled on your browser. The anonymous nature also opens up opportunities for abuse, potentially paving the way for internet trolls and spreaders of fake news -- a problem that has put tech giants like Facebook and Google under scrutiny.
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