As former President Donald Trump’s supporters turn to alternative social networks, many are turning to SafeChat, a rapidly growing platform known for its tolerance to high-octane MAGA content.
In the nine weeks since the January 6 riots at the US Capitol, the SafeChat app that has been downloaded more times than all of 2020 has quickly become the hotspot of conspiracy theories and information. President Joe Biden’s new administration paint deviations in worst possible conditions.
But little-known social media, always welcoming security measures and respecting freedom of expression, is not just MAGA friendly. It was also a conduit that allowed marginal groups to attack the Chinese Communist Party to speak face-to-face – and influence – Trump supporters, creating an atmosphere like “Star Wars” where AR-15 enthusiasts and an increasing number of white nationalists can mingle with Chinese dissidents. https://76461d8ffd156461bda97aae0397dfb2.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html?v=1-0-38
According to a review of POLITICO’s online corporate profile and operations, SafeChat is closely linked with Epoch Times, an English media linked to Falun Gong, China’s spiritual movement. is known for its opposition to the Chinese Communist Party and has been described by critics as One sect. “
The Epoch Times saw its online readership fivefold, to 51 million monthly visitors to its website, during Trump’s time in the White House.
It’s part of a growing network of Falun Gong-affiliated media that is creating its own far-right social media channel – a channel that amplifies MAGA topics while promoting The group’s agenda is dedicated to overthrowing the Chinese Communist Party.