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Livestreams of Mass Shootings: From Buffalo to New Zealand

Many of the sites tried taking down the videos as they were uploaded but were overwhelmed. Facebook said it removed 1.5 million videos in the 24 hours after the incident, […]




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Ukraine War Tests the Power of Tech Giants

Telegram’s experience illustrates the competing pressures. The app is popular in Russia and Ukraine for sharing images, videos and information about the war. But it has also become a gathering […]




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‘I’ll Stand on the Side of Russia’: Pro-Putin Sentiment Spreads Online

On a podcast on Wednesday, Stephen K. Bannon, Mr. Trump’s former adviser, also praised Mr. Putin as “anti-woke.” He suggested the Ukrainian conflict was “not our fight.”After Russia’s attack began, […]




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Right-Wing Calls to Celebrate Jan. 6 Anniversary Draw a Muted Response

Follow our live updates on the Jan. 6 Capitol Attack Anniversary.Last month, a onetime campaign aide to former President Donald J. Trump posted on Facebook, Twitter, Gab and other social […]




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Mob Violence Against Palestinians in Israel Is Fueled by Groups on WhatsApp

Last Wednesday, a message appeared in a new WhatsApp channel called “Death to the Arabs.” The message urged Israelis to join a mass street brawl against Palestinian citizens of Israel.Within […]




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Are Private Messaging Apps the Next Misinformation Hot Spot?

So what’s your take? Are you concerned?KEVIN Honestly, not really?It’s obviously not great for public safety that neo-Nazis, far-right militias and other dangerous groups are finding ways to communicate and […]




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Millions Flock to Telegram and Signal as Fears Grow Over Big Tech

Neeraj Agrawal, a spokesman for a cryptocurrency think tank, has typically used the encrypted messaging app Signal to chat with privacy-minded colleagues and peers. So he was surprised on Monday […]




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Fringe Groups Splinter Online After Facebook and Twitter Bans

Just hours after rioters were cleared from the Capitol on Wednesday, there was already discussion about what would happen next on Parler and Gab, another social-media platform that has become […]