Epik, already used by Gab and other far-right associated social media apps, just took on Parler.
The digital safe space for the far right has brought on someone from the allegedly biased SV giant.
Here's why that's dangerous.
Two years ago, conservative and far-right actors began fighting their supposed mass-silencing by Big Tech. Now, said silencing is being used as a selling point to promote the rise of new alternate platforms.
Gab users have been instructed to tweet at and write to the president urging him to join the network, which is filled with conspiracy theories, racism, and antisemitism.
Gab has experienced a huge growth spurt in the first half of 2019, a worrying sign of the spread of hateful ideologies and radicalization online.
U.S. intel officials from the FBI, DOJ and DHS seemed fairly unfamiliar with the platform during a Congressional hearing Wednesday.
According to an expert, the attempted recruiting of far-right social media users by one Canadian man shows that deplatforming has its downsides.