The Pros and Cons of Deplatforming Extremists

The Conversation
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Article Source: The Conversation

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  • A professor at University College of London recently reported on the effects of deplatforming extremists from social media.
  • Research shows deplatforming has positive effects of decreasing hateful content from users who stayed active on a platform following the elimination of a hateful group.
  • However, as dangerous communities’ footprints became smaller, users would become significantly more extreme. Read More

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