Deplatforming Pro-Trump Extremists Could Drive Them Underground

The United States Capitol Building was breached by protesters during a "Stop The Steal" rally in support of President Donald Trump, Washington, D.C., Jan. 1, 2021 (Photo by John Nacion for STAR MAX/IPx via AP images).
The United States Capitol Building was breached by protesters during a "Stop The Steal" rally in support of President Donald Trump, Washington, D.C., Jan. 1, 2021 (Photo by John Nacion for STAR MAX/IPx via AP images).
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The son of a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge. A masonry worker from Des Moines, Iowa. A one-time Cleveland educator who said a day after the siege that she was “switching paths” to expose the “global evil of human trafficking and pedophilia.” A guy wearing a knit cap bearing the logo of the Chicago Fire Department, known on Twitter only as #extinguisherman for the footage showing him wielding an extinguisher near the steps where Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick was beaten to death. These are the new anti-heroes of American democracy’s violent convulsions. There are hundreds more pro-Trump supporters implicated in […]

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