Sep. 03, 2019
A team of “researchers” led by a professor at George Washington University released a paper last month which called for a slow but steady stream of mass bannings on social media and reviving COINTELPRO-style infiltration techniques to fight so-called “hate groups.”
As we’ve learned over the past three years, a “hate group” is now defined as anyone the ADL and our ruling Big Tech oligarchs want to censor, whether it’s Fox News hosts like Tucker Carlson, left-wing politicians like Tulsi Gabbard or someone like right-wing commentator James Allsup who was just banned from YouTube despite having zero strikes on his channel.
YouTube last week banned multiple right-wing channels and deleted multiple videos from those on an ADL list only to later unban a few of the smaller channels they took down without any explanation.
This paper could give us a clue as to why they appear to be aiming to pick right-wingers off one by one rather than all at once.
From The Verge:
How do you get rid of hate speech on social platforms? Until now, companies have generally tried two approaches. One is to ban individual users who are caught posting abuse; the other is to ban the large pages and groups where people who practice hate speech organize and promote their noxious views.
But what if this approach is counterproductive? That’s the argument in an intriguing new paper out today in Nature from Neil Johnson, a professor of physics at George Washington University, and researchers at GW and the University of Miami. The paper, “Hidden resilience and adaptive dynamics of the global online hate ecology,” explores how hate groups organize on Facebook and Russian social network VKontakte — and how they resurrect themselves after platforms ban them.