'Hate is in the ether': Research finds hate is resilient on the internet

August 21, 2019

NBC News

The online networks formed by hate groups may be more resilient than previously thought, and social media companies could need to adopt different tactics to keep them away, according to research released Wednesday.

Even as social networks such as Facebook have vowed to do more to remove hate speech from their platforms, at least some of the people who spread it are finding ways to still organize online, either through competing sites or other ways to avoid detection, according to the findings published in the journal Nature.

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