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.
It’s removal was announced in by Gab in a tweet in which the social network posted part of the letter it received from Google, which said the app violated its hate speech policy. Though the network bills itself as a site for free sp...
NEW YORK (AP) — Tech companies' efforts to banish extremist groups and individuals are continuing as a social network popular with extremists disappeared from Google's Android app store. Gab had already been unavailable in Apple's s...
In the wake of violence in the US town of Charlottesville, the tech industry has started removing access to some of their services from groups associated with the far-right and those espousing racial intolerance.
As the world's biggest tech companies take a stand against racist hate speech in the wake of neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville, Va., Google has removed social network Gab -- a favorite of the alt-right -- from its Play Store.