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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