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    Telegram Gains Millions of Users During Facebook Outage

    He didn’t keep this private. The company’s Russian founder announced Thursday that his instant messaging service gained 3 million users in just 24 hours after Facebook and its WhatsApp and Instagram apps sustained a daylong outage. In a subtle dig, Pavel Durov touted his platform as having “true privacy and unlimited space for everyone.”

    Is this bad news for Facebook? Since WhatsApp — Telegram’s closest competitor — is integral to Facebook’s master plan for private messaging, Telegram’s rapid user growth could pose a threat.

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