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  • Press: Elon Musk claims Twitter’s ban on Donald Trump amplified Trump’s voice among the right. That’s not quite true.

    17 May 2022

    Business Insider

    Does ‘deplatforming’ increase one’s popularity?

    Alexandra Pavliuc, a social data science researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute, said that for right-wing figures such as Trump getting banned by mainstream platforms could be a “badge of honor.”

    “It gives them notoriety and kind of this victimhood that they can exploit when they go to new platforms to say ‘I’ve been banned by Twitter, follow me because that clearly means that I have the truth’,” she said.

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