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NPR | 10.30.18

Gab Goes Offline After Alleged Pittsburgh Shooter Posted Anti-Semitic Threats

Joan Donovan

In the wake of the Pittsburgh shooting, Data & Society Media Manipulation Research Lead Joan Donovan explains the links between Gab and white supremacist groups.

“What users tend to do when platforms get filled with trolls, serial harassers, people generally opt out. Not many people go online to defend against these kinds of posts that get served through Gab. And there is no counterpoint that says this is heinous.”

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