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Authorities in Russia’s Primorsky region launch chatbot for reporting ‘extremist’ neighbors

Source: Meduza

The anti-terrorism commission in Russia’s Primorsky region has launched a new chatbot residents can use to report people for “promoting evil and terror.”

A Telegram post announcing the new tool, which is called The Agent is Writing, reads: “Seen calls for extremism on social media? Know people who incite hatred and animosity, propagandize evil and terror, or hide weapons in their home? Now you can contact the Anti-Terrorism Commission and report these ‘heroes’ — really!”

A similar announcement appeared on the official Telegram channel of the Belgorod regional administration in mid-November but was deleted shortly after.

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