Encrypted messaging services like Telegram provide virtual dark corners where far-right extremists can recruit, organize and plan unhindered.
It's concerning that tech executives can exercise so much power over who can use their platforms. But the alternative – government intervention – could be much worse.
Analysis shows how Trump and Twitter spread QAnon extremism from the US to Europe, and how hard it will be to undo the damage.
Apple, Twitter and other tech companies were able to unilaterally shut down much of Trump's communication infrastructure. That's a lot of power.
Prominent 'danger' signs are needed online to warn people about misinformation.
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.
Broadcasters silenced Father Charles Coughlin in 1938, just as Twitter, YouTube and Facebook have shut down pro-Trump incitements to violence in 2021.
Fascists, neo-Nazis, anti-Semites and white supremacists have historically been agile adopters of the internet — and they know how to use it to their advantage.
Trump's hero's journey was etched for all to see in his favorite medium.
Social media censorship in the US fails to tackle the rising trend of ‘disinformation-for-hire’ cyber troops.
The more than 26,000 tweets posted during Trump's presidency are now a matter of public record. They've been archived and could be used against him in the future.
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.
The suggestion Trump has been censored is simply wrong. It misleads the public into believing all 'free speech' claims have equal merit. They do not.
Freedom of speech emerged as a concept after the invention of the printing press, and that's worth revisiting in the context of social media and Trump's presidency.
Twitter has permanently suspended the account of the U.S. president, saying Donald Trump's tweets glorified the violence of the siege on the Capitol.
Trump supporters openly discussed forcing Congress and Vice President Pence to overturn the election results.
The first amendment could not have anticipated the rise of digital media which has profoundly changed the nature of public speech.
In the absence of face-to-face interactions, people are using emojis to help express themselves. New research suggests that emoji use can drive engagement and make content more viral.
The absence of practical government guidance could result in companies overzealously blocking questionable content
It only took a relatively small number of Twitter accounts to get hashtags #DictatorDan and #DanLiedPeopleDied trending. And "bots" weren't really a part of the story.