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The Proud Boys are using Trump’s ‘stand by’ remark as a recruiting tool, rebranding to incorporate what they see as his call to action

The far-right Proud Boys group has launched a recruitment drive following President Donald Trump’s comments during the first presidential debate. “Proud Boys – stand back and stand by,” remarked the president when asked to denounce white nationalism. Members of the group have clashed with anti-racism demonstrators in cities such as […]
The Proud Boys are using Trump’s ‘stand by’ remark as a recruiting tool, rebranding to incorporate what they see as his call to action
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The right-wing group Patriot Prayer, associated with a man killed in the Portland protests, has a history of provoking left-wing groups: ‘This was just a matter of time’

Patriot Prayer is a small group of right-wing activists with a membership that overlaps with the Proud Boys, according to the Anti-Defamation League. The group shows up in progressive West coast cities to protest movements calling for social justice or anti-racism. On Saturday, Aaron Danielson, reportedly a supporter of the […]
The right-wing group Patriot Prayer, associated with a man killed in the Portland protests, has a history of provoking left-wing groups: ‘This was just a matter of time’
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An antifa hoax about a ‘peaceful flag burning to resist police’ riled up right-wing groups in Gettysburg for no reason

A conspiracy over a potential flag burning and children getting their faces painted by Antifa, short for “anti-fascist,” drew counter-protesters to the Gettysburg battlefield days in advance for an event that never materialised. The commotion arose from a mysterious Facebook event called “Left Behind USA,” which later went missing, calling […]
An antifa hoax about a ‘peaceful flag burning to resist police’ riled up right-wing groups in Gettysburg for no reason
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The chilling number of misunderstood ‘jokes’ in the Christchurch killer’s manifesto show how few people understand the disinformation ecosystem of the alt right

Few people understand the full extent of the alt right’s disinformation ecosphere, according to Eliot Higgins, the founder of the Bellingcat investigative news website. Many journalists believe that disinformation and fake news stem largely from state actors like Russia or China, but, he adds, there’s a huge homegrown ecosystem of […]
The chilling number of misunderstood ‘jokes’ in the Christchurch killer’s manifesto show how few people understand the disinformation ecosystem of the alt right
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YouTube’s algorithm may not be radicalizing people, it’s just made it easier for people with far-right views to find a community, a new study suggests

A research paper from Penn State suggests that YouTube’s algorithm doesn’t radicalize people by showing them increasingly far-right videos – instead, those videos influence viewers the same way any other media does. The paper asks why far-right views are so popular on YouTube, and it found that people with views […]
YouTube’s algorithm may not be radicalizing people, it’s just made it easier for people with far-right views to find a community, a new study suggests
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A far-right Austrian politician who received a donation from the Christchurch mosque shooter has been banned from going to the US to marry his YouTube star girlfriend

Martin Sellner, an Austrian nationalist politician linked to Neo-Nazis, was barred from coming to the United States. It foiled his plans to marry his girlfriend, the far-right YouTube influencer and conspiracy theorist Brittany Pettibone. Sellner’s received a donation from the person who alleged murdered 50 people in the Christchurch, New […]
A far-right Austrian politician who received a donation from the Christchurch mosque shooter has been banned from going to the US to marry his YouTube star girlfriend
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Steve Bannon is supporting a ‘gladiator’ school in Italy for right-wing politicians

Steve Bannon is supporting efforts to transform an Italian monastery into a “gladiator” school for right-wing politicians across Europe. The project is being lead by Benjamin Harnwell, a former European Parliament staffer and director of the right-wing Dignitatis Humanae Institute. The school drew protests in December from several hundred locals. […]
Steve Bannon is supporting a ‘gladiator’ school in Italy for right-wing politicians
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Alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos allegedly $2 million in debt

Far-right Australian personality Neil Erikson published a video over the weekend reviewing documents that show debts allegedly owed by Milo Yiannopoulos that total over $US2 million. Yiannopoulos allegedly used receipts and emails of the debts in an attempt to secure payments from Australian tour promoters. The debts are owed to […]
Alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos allegedly $2 million in debt