Meaning of deplatforming in English:


Pronunciation /diːˈplatfɔːmɪŋ/


mass noun
  • The action or practice of preventing someone holding views regarded as unacceptable or offensive from contributing to a forum or debate, especially by blocking them on a particular website.

    ‘we should celebrate deplatforming as a win for the fight against hate speech’
    • ‘they claimed deplatforming is a form of extreme censorship’
    • ‘ Deplatforming is a step not to be taken lightly.’
    • ‘Since all the deplatforming is happening at the same time, it can appear to be collusion.’
    • ‘Other research supports the idea that deplatforming is effective.’
    • ‘Researchers who study disinformation say that deplatforming can be successful.’
    • ‘Given the current climate, speculation was rampant that they had been the latest target of deplatforming.’
    • ‘ Deplatforming remains a hotly contested debate among academics and social media onlookers.’
    • ‘ Deplatforming can reduce the spread of misinformation but also make its sowers harder to track.’
    • ‘Mass deplatforming is a proven method for narrowing the radicalization pipeline, experts say.’
    • ‘Is there any reason to think that purging or deplatforming will be effective?’
    • ‘ Deplatforming is a blunt instrument.’