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Debunking far-right propaganda: “Refugee Attack” staged video write-up
A detailed write-up debunking a staged/strongly-misleading “refugee attack” video put out by groups with ties to *actual* Neo-Nazi and white nationalist movements.
worldnews  fakenews  extremist  alt-right  propoganda  worstof  debunked  reddit  video  politics 
7 hours ago by nullptr
Crazy Conspiracy Theorist: Tweets by TheWatchers
A good central hub for finding crazies and alt-right conspiracy theorists and reading more about the qAnon shitshow.
america  conspiracytheory  delusional  usa  conservative  worstof  twitter  conspiracy  alt-right  thestorm  trump  qanon 
6 days ago by nullptr
Jordan Peterson & Fascist Mysticism | by Pankaj Mishra | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
12 Rules for Life is only Peterson’s second book in twenty years. Packaged for people brought up on BuzzFeed listicles, Peterson’s brand of intellectual populism has risen with stunning velocity; and it is boosted, like the political populisms of our time, by predominantly male and frenzied followers, who seem ever-ready to pummel his critics on social media. It is imperative to ask why and how this obscure Canadian academic, who insists that gender and class hierarchies are ordained by nature and validated by science, has suddenly come to be hailed as the West’s most influential public intellectual. For his apotheosis speaks of a crisis that is at least as deep as the one signified by Donald Trump’s unexpected leadership of the free world.
2018-03  alt-right  culture 
23 days ago by Weaverbird
The Algorithmic Rise of the “Alt-Right” - Contexts
white supremacists like Don Black understood that the paradigm shift in media distribution from the old broadcast model of “one-to-many” to Internet’s “many-to-many” model was an opening. The kind of propaganda at the site about Dr. King works well in this “many-to-many” sharing environment in which there are no gatekeepers. The goal in this instance is to call into question the hard won moral, cultural, and political victories of the civil rights movement by undermining Dr. King’s personal reputation
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26 days ago by jomc

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