Extremists Free to Plan Attacks Without Detection on Encrypted Applications

When two ISIS terrorists killed a Catholic priest in Normandy, France one year ago, it initially appeared to be an isolated incident. It was later found that both attackers were guided by an ISIS recruiter using an encrypted “chat” room on Telegram. CEP's new report, Terrorists on Telegram, describes how terrorists like ISIS, al-Qaeda, and Hamas are increasingly relying on encrypted applications like Telegram to recruit new members, fundraise, incite to violence, and even plan attacks without detection from law enforcement.