Telegram is the app of choice in the war in Ukraine despite experts' privacy concerns

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An iPhone screen shows a Telegram account of OVD-Info, prominent legal aid group in Russia that tracks political arrests in Moscow. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

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Artem Kliuchnikov and his family fled Ukraine just days before the Russian invasion.

Now safely in France with his spouse and three of his children, Kliuchnikov scrolls through Telegram to learn about the devastation happening in his home country.

“Like the bombing of the maternity ward in Mariupol,” he said, “Even before it hits the news, you

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