Twitter, Facebook and Co. The Growing Problem of Online Radicalization

The raid on the Capitol in Washington, D.C., has shown clearly just how dangerous online radicalization can be. By promoting hate and inciting violence, social media platforms represent a danger to democracy.
DER SPIEGEL 02/2021
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Right-wing influencer Gionet: "Let's go!"

Right-wing influencer Gionet: "Let's go!"

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

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A mob flying the so-called "Reichsflagge" on the steps of German parliament on August 29, 2020.

A mob flying the so-called "Reichsflagge" on the steps of German parliament on August 29, 2020.

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The "zip tie guy" inside the Senate. He was identified from images posted online.

The "zip tie guy" inside the Senate. He was identified from images posted online.

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Parler CEO John Matze

Parler CEO John Matze

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Trump's blocked Twitter account

Trump's blocked Twitter account

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