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- (transitive, formal) To prevent someone from utilizing a platform to express their opinion.
- Synonym: no-platform
- 2019, Mark Dice, The Liberal Media Industrial Complex, Mark Dice, →ISBN:
- Defame, demonetize, and deplatform is their M.O.
- 2020 November 12, Arielle Pardes, “Inside Parler, the Right's Favorite 'Free Speech' App”, in Wired, ISSN 1059-1028:
- There are only two rules on Parler, the “free-speech” social network: First, nothing criminal. Second, no spam. Other than that, you can post what you want, the site advertises, “without fear of being ‘deplatformed’ for your views.”
- 2022 March 8, Richard L. Hasen, “How Supreme Court Radicalism Could Threaten Democracy Itself”, in Slate:
- Consider the decision of Facebook and Twitter to “deplatform” Trump after he helped inspire the violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
to prevent someone from utilizing a platform to express their opinion