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Does ‘deplatforming’ social media really work?

In the wake of the assault on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, Twitter permanently suspended Donald Trump’s personal account, and Google, Apple and Amazon shunned Parler, which at least temporarily shut down the social media platform favored by the far right. Dubbed “deplatforming”, these actions restrict the ability of individuals and communities to communicate with each other and the public. […]