Does 'deplatforming' work to curb hate speech and calls for violence? 3 experts in online communications weigh in
Banning extremists from social media platforms can reduce hate speech, but the deplatforming process has to be handled with care – and it can have unintended consequences.
Jan. 15, 2021 • ~10 min
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Social media censorship in the US fails to tackle the rising trend of ‘disinformation-for-hire’ cyber troops.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~7 min
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Big Tech's rejection of Parler shuts down a site favored by Trump supporters – and used by participants in the US Capitol insurrection
Millions of supporters of Donald Trump flocked to the far-right social media platform, where hate speech and calls for violence thrive. The US Capitol insurrection could be the platform's undoing.
Jan. 12, 2021 • ~12 min
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Parler is bringing together mainstream conservatives, anti-Semites and white supremacists as the social media platform attracts millions of Trump supporters
Millions of supporters of Donald Trump have flocked to the far-right social media platform Parler, where heat speech thrives.
Nov. 27, 2020 • ~11 min
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Election misinformation typically involves false narratives of fraud that include out-of-context or otherwise misleading images and faulty statistics as purported evidence.
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~11 min
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The major social media firms have taken a largely piecemeal and fractured approach to managing the problem.
Nov. 2, 2020 • ~9 min
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That "friend of a friend" post you're thinking about sharing on social media could make you an unwitting accomplice in a disinformation campaign.
Oct. 30, 2020 • ~8 min
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Fake videos generated with sophisticated AI tools are a looming threat. Researchers are racing to build tools that can detect them, tools that are crucial for journalists to counter disinformation.
Oct. 9, 2020 • ~8 min
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It's easy to edit video of public figures to make them appear asleep, confused, drunk or cognitively impaired when they are not. The technique is being used to undermine Joe Biden's campaign.
Sept. 16, 2020 • ~8 min
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Banning the Chinese-owned social media platforms raises free speech concerns and could worsen the US-China trade war.
Aug. 28, 2020 • ~10 min
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