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Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Fascist Right Hits Parkland Students With Vicious Slurs And Conspiracies

In the days after the attack, Wintrich took to Twitter and posted attacks that mirrored those of far-right trolls on online message boards, claiming that the surviving students were “milking the deaths of their peers for careers,” that they “don’t care about those lives lost,” that they “are not fully learned and are far from it,” and that they’re “completely entitled” “little pricks.”

February 21, 2018
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How Media And Government Encouraged Far-Right Trolls

But for some, their impact has expanded beyond the fringe corners of the internet. They’ve shown they’re able to influence national conversations, offering twisted narratives and conspiracy theories during major news events, injecting bigotry into the discourse, and challenging harassment policies of social media platforms, all while marketing themselves as legitimate torchbearers of the truth.

January 2, 2018
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PewDiePie Is The Troll That Far-Right Trolls Aspire To Be

PewDiePie, who recently used a racist slur while livestreaming himself playing a video game, has YouTube’s most popular channel, with more than 57 million subscribers. His popularity had earned him a lucrative partnership with Disney, but the company dropped him earlier this year following the Wall Street Journal’s reporting that he had “posted nine videos that include anti-Semitic jokes or Nazi imagery.”

September 13, 2017
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How Trump Uses Deceit And Propaganda To Shape Perceptions

A Media Matters study of an archive of Trump’s Twitter account revealed that over the past year, Trump has on a handful of occasions propped up praise from accounts that feature suspicious bot activity or that have since been suspended or deactivated. If he’s unintentionally promoting bots, it shows gullibility and a lack of basic due diligence on his part that is terrifying in someone as powerful as the president.

August 23, 2017
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With Bannon Gone, Far-Right Media Break Up With The White House

Stephen Bannon is no longer the White House chief strategist. His departure, in addition to furthering the narrative of a Trump administration in constant chaos, is likely to become a source of acrimony between right-wing anti-establishment outlets and online trolls and those who remain in the Trump administration.

August 20, 2017