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Professor Eric Heinze featured in BBC article 'Nazi forums closed as Reddit purges "violent content"'


Reddit has closed down several extremist forums after updating its policy regarding violent content. The new crackdown suggests the site is trying to position itself as a more mainstream business, said Eric Heinze, Professor of of Law and Humanities at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). As companies grow, "they start caring about social norms, they care about PR, regardless of whether they had a more maverick origin," he told the BBC.



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