Deplatforming: Following extreme Internet celebrities to Telegram and alternative social media

@article{Rogers2020DeplatformingFE,
  title={Deplatforming: Following extreme Internet celebrities to Telegram and alternative social media},
  author={Richard A. Rogers},
  journal={European Journal of Communication},
  year={2020},
  volume={35},
  pages={213 - 229}
}
Extreme, anti-establishment actors are being characterized increasingly as ‘dangerous individuals’ by the social media platforms that once aided in making them into ‘Internet celebrities’. These individuals (and sometimes groups) are being ‘deplatformed’ by the leading social media companies such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube for such offences as ‘organised hate’. Deplatforming has prompted debate about ‘liberal big tech’ silencing free speech and taking on the role of editors… 

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