Digital platforms, designed to connect and inform, have become conduits for the spread of extremist ideologies and views. Through algorithms that prioritize engagement, users are exposed to speech and content that reinforce existing hateful beliefs and steer them towards even more extremist content. Social media platforms must grapple with the responsibility of monitoring and mitigating such content, balancing free expression with the prevention of harm. The anonymity afforded by these platforms further complicates the issue, allowing extremists to operate with impunity. Addressing this multifaceted problem requires collaboration between tech companies, governments, and civil society to develop comprehensive strategies that safeguard digital spaces from becoming breeding grounds for extremism and violence.

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Evaluating the Role of Media in the January 6 Attack on the US Capitol
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