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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Keywords: 8chan, Donald Trump, Ethan Zuckerman, Facebook, Gab, Parler, Twitter
Topics: Disruptive Technologies, Multimedia