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Business Insider

Google's app store has banned Gab — a social network popular with the far-right — for 'hate speech'
Business Insider
Launched in 2016, Gab styles itself as "an ad-free social network for creators who believe in free speech, individual liberty, and the free flow of information online." It has proved popular with the far-right, and in page soliciting fundraising it ...
Alt-social network Gab booted from Google Play Store for hate speechTechCrunch
Google removes Gab app for violating hate speech policyThe Verge
Google explains why it banned the app for Gab, a right-wing Twitter rivalArs Technica
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Times of India

To avoid social media police, Indian trolls go vernacular
Times of India
When Shruti Agrawal retweeted Delhi student activist Gurmehar Kaur's posts on social media, she found herself the target of vicious, obscene messages and rape threats.Reporting the trolls did not work, because many of her abusers were attacking her in ...

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The Verge

VR social network AltspaceVR is back from the dead
The Verge
Virtual reality social network AltspaceVR is staying online, after abruptly announcing its shutdown late last month. Despite a sudden drop in funding, the platform now says it's “deep in discussions” with unspecified parties who “want to guarantee that ...
AltspaceVR Inc | Our best experiences are sharedAltspaceVR

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Inc.com

Blockchain Is Now Aiming to Disrupt Social Networks in a Major Way
Inc.com
One of those industries or business models ripe and primed for disruption is social networks themselves. The same small number of players have been at it for over a decade now, with only a few exceptions. The power and control is centralized in just a ...

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Fortune

Uncensored Social Network Gab Raises $1 Million in Crowdfunding Campaign
Fortune
A crowdfunding campaign for Gab, a Twitter-like social network that touts its commitment to freedom of speech, surpassed $1 million yesterday. The company claims it is politically neutral and committed to free speech, but its service is particularly ...

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Telegraph.co.uk

US Nazi supporters move to Russian social media after Facebook ban
Telegraph.co.uk
But while the site has been banned from Facebook, far-right users continued to post on a Daily Stormer group on VK, Russia's most popular social network. “Cloudflare just dropped us,” the Daily Stormer VK group posted on Wednesday, referring to the ...
Daily Stormer Still Active on Russia's Largest Social Network VKThe Moscow Times
Cloudflare CEO on Terminating Service to Neo-Nazi Site: 'The Daily Stormer Are Assholes' - GizmodoGizmodo
Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free ExpressionEFF

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VentureBeat

Amid Silicon Valley crackdown on alt-right, Gab social network ...
VentureBeat
As high-tech firms have begun taking steps to weed out some of the most offensive right-wing hate groups, alternative social network Gab has seen a surge in ...
Gab is becoming a haven for hate speech as tech companies crack ...Mashable

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Forbes

Vanderbilt Makes A Big Bet On New Social Network Platform
Forbes
It's not every day a descendant of one the mighty "captains of industry" makes the leap into the digital scene, but Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, a seventh generation descendant of shipping and railroad tycoon, Cornelius Vanderbilt (and great-great-great ...

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PEOPLE.com

Taylor Swift completely wipes out her social media accounts
Fox News
The 27-year-old pop star left fans scratching their heads as she completely wiped clean her social media accounts Friday. me trying to understand if Taylor Swift has been hacked or will break the internet with a comeback #TaylorSwift pic.twitter.com/ ...
'Blank Space'! Taylor Swift's Social Media Accounts Are Wiped Clean, Leaving Fans Scratching HeadsPEOPLE.com
Taylor Swift - Home | FacebookFacebook
Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) • Instagram photos and videosInstagram

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Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

Inside, the collection of industry newsletters, continues to bet on email, the “largest social network
Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard
“We looked at the way news is consumed today on social media, with Facebook being the number place where all of that happens. A lot of publishers are talking to Facebook right now, but none of them know what Facebook is going to look like — it's a ...

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