Banning disruptive online groups is a game of Whac-a-Mole that web giants just won't win

Deplatformed groups can all too easily flock to alternative platforms to coordinate.

Andrea Baronchelli, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, City, University of London • conversation
Feb. 8, 2021 ~8 min

Far-right activists on social media telegraphed violence weeks in advance of the attack on the US Capitol

Trump supporters openly discussed forcing Congress and Vice President Pence to overturn the election results.

Alex Newhouse, Research Lead, Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism, Middlebury Institute of International Studies • conversation
Jan. 8, 2021 ~8 min