Tuesday, June 05, 2018

How The Alt-Right Manipulates The Internet’s Biggest Commenting Platform -- BuzzFeed

Hate will find a way -- at least where constructive terms of service aren't consistently enforced
"The alt-right and white nationalist trolls who frequent Twitter and backwater message boards have found another gathering place online: the commenting platform Disqus.

Used by publications like Rolling Stone and TMZ, Disqus says it gets about 2 billion unique visitors each month. It supports anonymous commenting and allows its users to comment on any Disqus-enabled site — a single Disqus account is a gateway to discussions on thousands of sites. It also hosts its own channels. And lately some of those channels have become rallying points for white nationalists and white supremacists looking to red-pill users in discussions around contentious, already-politicized news events. And while Disqus has a hate speech policy that should prevent or temper this, it doesn't seem to be particularly vigorous about enforcing it. The trolls are free to plot."
How The Alt-Right Manipulates The Internet’s Biggest Commenting Platform -- BuzzFeed
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