Cyber Report: Right-wing social media

By Matt Field, Thomas Gaulkin, September 25, 2019

President Donald Trump and other conservatives accuse mainstream social media platforms of censorship. At the same time, after mass shootings in places like El Paso and elsewhere, a lot of people are watching Facebook and other networks to see how well they do at tamping down dangerous hate speech and disinformation.

Conversely, the far-right platform Gab is actively welcoming the haters and conspiracists that have been kicked off other platforms. Gab seems to want to make itself a marketplace of ideas for sowing societal polarization and discord online.

On this edition of Cyber Report with Matt Field, learn about Gab—and why the Trump era could potentially give it a chance to revive its fortunes.


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