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

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, there’s little evidence that online incitement leads to real-world radicalization. Ironically, such calls may actually galvanize extremists, who interpret hostile media coverage, commentary, and censorship policies as confirmation of their victimhood narratives and

Bill Ottman and Jesse Morton
Bill Ottman and Jesse Morton
6 min read
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How Radical Transparency Cures Web Censorship and Surveillance

How Radical Transparency Cures Web Censorship and Surveillance

The article that follows is the third instalment of “Who Controls the Platform?“—a multi-part Quillette series authored by social-media insiders. Our editors invite submissions to this series, which may be directed to pitch@quillette.com. The internet is set for a renaissance-level transformation that will see users migrate to

Bill Ottman
Bill Ottman
10 min read
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Quillette Podcast 4 - Meghan Murphy on Why Twitter Was Wrong to Ban Her

Quillette Podcast 4 - Meghan Murphy on Why Twitter Was Wrong to Ban Her

Canadian editor Jonathan Kay talks to Meghan Murphy, the founder of Feminist Current, a radical feminist blog and podcast. Meghan was recently banned from Twitter for “dead-naming” and “misgendering” trans women, activities that are now prohibited in Twitter’s terms of service. She wrote about

Quillette
Quillette
1 min read
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The Comment Awards Fiasco

The Comment Awards Fiasco

The issue of press freedom has been making headlines in recent days—for all the wrong reasons. Murdered journalists are a visceral reminder of the risks that many around the world take to tell the truth. It is one of the reasons that whenever I am asked to judge media

Claire Fox
Claire Fox
9 min read
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