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Could The Tech Purge Of Hate Sites Backfire And Actually Harden The Views Of Extremists?

The crackdown helps make hate speech less visible online, but it also serves to further ostracize extremists and could harden their convictions, say former extremists turned peacemakers. The tech crackdown on hate sites has been fast and furious: In the four days since white supremacists and neo-Nazis marched in Charlottesville, GoDaddy, Google, and WordPress all denied domain registration for The Daily Stormer, Facebook started deleting white nationalist accounts, and PayPal said it wouldn’t do business with hate groups, among other efforts.
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