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«Deplatforming», l'attacco a Capitol Hill e la nuova sfera pubblica privatizzata

Di Salvo, Philip (2021) «Deplatforming», l'attacco a Capitol Hill e la nuova sfera pubblica privatizzata. Studi Culturali, 18 (3). pp. 449-458. ISSN 1824-369X

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Identification Number: 10.1405/102368


The year 2021 opened with the attack on Capitol Hill, perpetrated by a crowd of Trump supporters convinced, also by the former US President's statements, that the election had been rigged in favour of Biden. Following the attack, the world's main social networking platforms removed Trump's accounts, accusing him of using these digital spaces to incite violence. The episode, unprecedented in US history, also re-ignited the debate around censorship on social media and the issue of «deplatforming», i.e. the removal of profiles or content in relation to violations of the terms of use. This article will discuss the possibility that Trump's removal actually represented a case of censorship, contextualising it in the broader discourse on the freedom of expression online and the overall privatisation of the digital public sphere.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2021 Societa Editrice il Mulino. All rights reserved.
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2022 15:21
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2024 05:18

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