Bill Ottman and Jesse Morton

Bill Ottman is CEO and co-founder of Minds. Jesse Morton (1978-2021), a former jihadi propagandist, was co-founder of Parallel Networks, an organization that aims to to prevent violent extremism.

How Much Real-World Extremism Does Online Hate Actually Cause?

While calls to censor hate speech and violent extremist content on social media platforms are common [https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/30/mark-zuckerberg-calls-for-tighter-internet-regulations-we-need-a-more-active-role-for-governments.html] , there’s little evidence that online incitement [https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000260382] leads to real-world radicalization. Ironically, such calls may actually galvanize extremists,

Bill Ottman and Jesse Morton
Bill Ottman and Jesse Morton
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