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There's an ongoing battle between govts wanting to make it more difficult to hide your comms and people hiding their comms.
The Trump Insurrection seems like it was predominantly organized over Telegram, wrong'uns will use the platform more now since they were all banned from Twitter, and Amazon deplatformed Parler. Telegram incidentally, has long been the platform of choice for this Conservative Govt when they want to communicate, but not leave a paper trail.
I remember a bunch of chatter a few years ago about governments trying to make decent (currently uncrackable) cryptography military grade and there was a bit of a legal cunt-off about it all.
Following the recent Myanmar Coup, China flew a bunch of IT experts into Myanmar and the internet was shut down shortly after. People switched to proper decentralised messaging apps like Zello and Bridgefy, and China subsequently shipped in a bunch of RF signal jammers disguised as seafood .
It's definitely a pain in the bum for coppers to have to deal with burner phones, and it is definitely worth their time to make it akward for people to anonymize their comms.
Personally, I refuse to communicate in any manner other than semaphore or mental telepathy for the previously stated reasons.