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.
yesterday • ~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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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.
Jan. 8, 2021 • ~8 min
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Fears over the sinister side of artificial intelligence have become reality
Dec. 8, 2020 • ~6 min
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Choosing former Secretary of State John Kerry as climate envoy is an important first step. To regain trust, the U.S. will also have to take concrete actions to cut its own greenhouse gas emissions.
Nov. 24, 2020 • ~8 min
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Lying can be more than just telling a few fibs. It can also be used to communicate social status and make a person appear loyal to a particular group.
Nov. 23, 2020 • ~6 min
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From expanding children's coverage to reducing surprise bills, Biden and lawmakers may be able to broaden health care access.
Nov. 16, 2020 • ~8 min
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When the scientific establishment gets involved in partisan politics, surveys suggest, there are unintended consequences – especially for conservatives.
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~6 min
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The Trump administration has used executive orders, deregulation and delays to reduce environmental regulation. Biden administration officials will use many of the same tools to undo their work.
Nov. 12, 2020 • ~6 min
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