Citizens’ social media is a form of alternative media that challenges both mainstream media and right-wing propaganda.
If it hosts the same violent rhetoric that saw Parler forced offline, Trump’s platform may be a short-lived adventure.
Cable providers like Comcast carry Fox News and other channels that feed conspiracy theories and lies into Americans’ homes.
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.
Apple, Twitter and other tech companies were able to unilaterally shut down much of Trump’s communication infrastructure. That’s a lot of power.
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.
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.
Mimicking other groups and making false claims of responsibility are popular deception tactics used in terrorism.
Trump supporters openly discussed forcing Congress and Vice President Pence to overturn the election results.
Here’s what you need to know about the largely right-wing social media platform creeping into headlines.