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Gab, MeWe, Telegram, Discord: Trump fans, extremists find new outlets after Facebook, Twitter bans

Gab instead of Twitter, MeWe over Facebook, Telegram for messaging and Discord for insiders – banned from mainstream platforms, US conspiracy and supremacist movements, many of which support Donald Trump, have shifted to networks that are more confidential, and harder to regulate.“The most extreme Trump supporters were already on alternative platforms,” said Nick Backovic, a researcher at Logically. AI, a company specialising in digital disinformation.“The fact that Facebook and Twitter took so…Gab instead of Twitter, MeWe over Facebook, Telegram for messaging and Discord for insiders – banned from mainstream platforms, US conspiracy and supremacist movements, many of which support Donald Trump, have shifted to networks that are more confidential, and harder to regulate.“The most extreme Trump supporters were already on alternative platforms,” said Nick Backovic, a researcher at Logically. AI, a company specialising in digital disinformation.“The fact that Facebook and Twitter took so…Read MoreSouth China Morning Post