Twitter is researching whether it should ban white supremacists

Twitter has started looking into whether its belief that keeping white supremacists on its platform is a good idea is, in fact, a good idea. According to Motherboard, Twitter has begun researching whether its platform is actually useful for de-radicalization, as part of an inquiry into whether it should ban white supremacists from the site or allow them to remain and, theoretically, thoughtfully engage with others about their intolerant beliefs and recognize their mistakes.

“Is it the right approach to de-platform these individuals? Is the right approach to try and engage with these individuals? How should we be thinking about this? What actually works?” Vijaya Gadde, Twitter’s legal chief, said in a conversation with Motherboard.

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