Etidal and Telegram Remove 15 Million Extremist Content and Close 6824 Extremist Channels in 2022

The Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology (Etidal), in cooperation with the Telegram, managed during 2022 to remove 15,021,951 extremist content and close 6,824 extremist channels that used to publish extremist propaganda through Telegram.

During the last quarter of the current year (September to December), the joint work team between (Etidal) and (Telegram) succeeded in monitoring and removing 8,494,035 extremist content by three terrorist organizations (Al-Qaeda – ISIS – Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham), which was published through 3,616 channels. The extremist content removed belonging to ISIS topped with 4,172,215 extremist content published through 2,654 channels, followed by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham with 3,696,483 extremist content published through 703 channels, while al-Qaeda published 625,337 extremist content through 259 channels.

Thus, the number of extremist content and channels removed and closed during 2022, and since the start of joint cooperation between the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology (Etidal) and (Telegram) on February 21 until the end of December 2022, has reached 15,021,951 extremist content, and 6,824 extremist channels, by three terrorist organizations. 7,645,650 was removed and 1,676 extremist channels belonging to Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham were closed, 5,458,027 extremist content was removed and 4,359 extremist channels were closed belonging to ISIS, while 1,918,274 extremist content and 789 extremist channels were removed belonging to Al-Qaeda.

(Etidal) and (Telegram) continue their joint efforts by cooperating and coordinating  to remove extremist content published in Arabic, which include media files in various formats (PDF), videos and recordings, by cooperating in protecting the platform’s users from its risks and attempts to exploit the platform in circulating such content.