Leftwing YouTubers are aiming to get their videos in front of viewers who typically watch far-right content, by mimicking their keywords and hoping the site's algorithms will do the rest.
A Facebook ban on QAnon may not be the best way to address the fast-growing far-right conspiracy movement.
The increasing visibility of a wide range of militia and vigilante groups has repeatedly caught local communities and national leaders off guard.
The boogaloos, a far-right community, have taken to wearing Hawaiian shirts. This co-option is far from the spirit of the shirt, which signifies respect for all animated or inanimate beings.
Here’s what you need to know about the largely right-wing social media platform creeping into headlines.
The platform also took down another 2,000 communities, including left-leaning groups. The move comes just months ahead of the 2020 US presidential election.
Researchers look for signals that might distinguish people who are upset and ranting online from those who intend to do real physical harm.
Dozens of countries and hundreds of firms and nonprofits are fed up with digital violence and are working toward greater cybersecurity for all.
We should celebrate the 'deplatforming' of the 8chan message board, linked to the El Paso shootings, as a win for the fight against online hate speech. But its removal does not mean the fight is over.
Social media companies struggle to identify and remove hate speech when it's posted. What can computer science reveal about how hate-filled texts and videos spread online?
With new laws proposed, Australian leaders now seem prepared to move beyond just blaming technology for its role in online violence and extremism.
Many tech titans say they can self-regulate online hate speech and extremism with artificial intelligence, but can they?
Gun control advocates want to shut down the National Rifle Association's online video channel, NRA TV. A scholar looks at what its videos are actually about.
More and more, news items, adverts and posts by friends are blurred in Facebook's interface. This all merges into a single stream of information.
The way people use social media – and the algorithms inside those systems – increases passions, and drives people to polarizing extremes.
New research has tracked how quickly Twitter accounts linked to extremism are being suspended.
A man has been arrested after driving a van into worshippers near a mosque in north London.