This week, domestic extremists in the United States continue to recruit, tech giants and academics go head to head, and new strategies emerge in new attempts to combat digital hate that leads to offline. Are any of them working? So far, not as much as we’d hoped.
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Neo-Nazi groups use Instagram to recruit young people, warns Hope Not Hate (The Guardian, March 22 2021)
DHS chief: Domestic extremism is “single greatest terrorism-related threat” in the U.S. (Axios, March 21 2021)
Platforms vs. PhDs: How tech giants court and crush the people who study them (Protocol, March 19 2021)
Visualizing The Echo Chamber (Forbes, March 19 2021)
US media outlets pushed Russian disinformation about Biden in the 2020 election, intelligence report says (Business Insider, March 17 2021)
Most People Don’t Actively Seek to Share Fake News (Scientific American, March 17 2021)
How Can America Fight Disinformation? (Instick Media, March 17 2021)
Across The Internet, A Game Of Whac-A-Mole Is Underway To Root Out Extremism (NPR, March 16 2021)