VOX-Pol expertise has been featured in the news since the storming of the United States Capitol on 6 January 2021. The events, which led to five deaths, sparked a discussion about online deplatforming.
VOX-Pol Fellows, such as JM Berger, Bharath Ganesh, Sam Jackson and Maura Conway have been quoted in The New York Times, VOX, NBC News, CNN and others, discussing the Far Right online, the impact of online extremism and conspiracy theories, and the efficacy of deplatforming. A selection are highlighted below.
- A more violent union, VOX, 20 January 2021
- ‘This Kettle Is Set to Boil’: New Evidence Points to Riot Conspiracy, The New York Times, 19 January 2021
- Conspiracy Charges Filed Over Capitol Riot, The Wall Street Journal, 19 January 2021
- Is deplatforming extremists effective or dangerous? Experts weigh in, NBC News, 18 January 2021
- Deplatforming works, but it’s not enough to fix Facebook and Twitter, Wired, 15 January 2021
- US Capitol attack exposes depth of America’s problem with white extremism, The World, 13 January 2021
- Capitol attack forces reckoning with radical, right-wing political factions, PBS, 13 January 2021
- How ‘The Turner Diaries’ Incites White Supremacists, The New York Times, 12 January 2021
- Analysis: Will deplatforming make Trump and the far-right vanish, move — or radicalize further?, CNN, 12 January 2021
- Why Deplatforming the Extreme Right is a Lot More Challenging than Deplatforming IS, GNET · Global Network on Extremism & Technology, 15 January 2021
- The 2021 far right storming of the United States Capitol, C-REX – Center for Research on Extremism, 14 Jan 2021
- Does Deplatforming Work? A quick survey of literature in the wake of the Capitol Hill Attack, Intrepid, 12 January 2021