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The framing of the term “fake news” orients you toward thinking whether a claim is true or false. By this logic, it assumes that people share things online because they’re 100% concerned about accuracy—but people share because of deeper political allegiances and viewpoints.
alt-right  memes  politics  propaganda  viral  virality  stream 
11 days ago by therourke
What the Media Isn’t Telling You About Jeremy Kappell
Have you heard his new cause is to fight “real racism?” This type of movement is closely aligned with the alt-right.
Meteorologist Jeremy Kappell was fired after saying “Martin Luther Coon King, Junior” during a broadcast on WHEC-TV. The community rallied around him, believing he should not have had his career ruined because he stumbled on his words.
Kappell has made the rounds on local and national news and radio programs. He’s drawn sympathy all over the country.
There’s been no follow-up reporting, however, on what Kappell has said and done since his famous “flub.”
Kappell proclaimed himself the leader of a movement to fight “real racism,” a cause that closely aligns with the alt-right.
There were early signs Kappell was headed in this direction. On WROC, he said, “We didn’t pick this fight, but this is our fight now and it’s not just about what happened between me and the station, but this has happened to a lot of people, this has ruined a lot of lives.” On social media, Kappell retweeted comments referring to people as “snowflakes.” He also liked a tweet saying, “Liberal PC culture is a mental disorder.”
racism  politics  alt-right  rachel_barnhart  news  rochester 
16 days ago by rgl7194
(65) David Gerrold - I haven't said much about rabid puppies, sad...
what do we do in opposition to the conversations of bullying and intimidation?

We refuse to accept delivery.

It's very simple. "I don't want to talk about that. I'm not interested in blame. I want to talk about how we're going to solve the problem. I want to talk about the challenges that we have to face next. I want to talk about how we can create partnership and teamwork..." And so on.

Gresham's Law was about counterfeit money. Bad money drives out good. But it has application everywhere. Bad conversation drives out good. The only defense against bad conversation is good conversation — rational, thoughtful, logical, compassionate conversation — evidence-based conversation, critical conversation, constructive conversation, solution-focused conversation.
alt-right  bullying  blame  solution 
20 days ago by Quercki
Why the Far Right's Rallying Cry of a Leftist 'Civil War' Is No Laughing Matter - Pacific Standard
While the claims that antifascists are planning to commence a civil war are unfounded and outlandish, the consequences for organizers is real. Sunsara Taylor, a spokesperson for, tells Pacific Standard that the group and its affiliates have been receiving "thousands of threats, including death threats."
antifa  conspiracy  pizzagate  alt-right 
20 days ago by hthief
‘We've dug ourselves a really deep hole’ – David Neiwert on the rise of the far right | World news | The Guardian
“I mean, Trump’s all about ‘make America great again’. It’s this idea that this American exceptionalism will never die. And it has to die,” he says. He looks out of his window once more, over a neighbourhood partly buried under the glass, steel and concrete of the gentrifiers.

“It has to die because it’s killing us.”

Brexit Nostalgia - Fintan O'Toole
USA  far-right  right-wing  alt-right  Neo-Nazi  neonazi  nazi  nationalism  patriotism  antisemitism  conspiracy  theory  authoritarianism  demagogue  neoliberalism  democracy  1%  media  history  9/11  extremism  Rechtsextremismus  Rechtsruck  Brexit  AfD  PEGIDA  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  GOP  Republican  American  Dream  post-racial  America  exceptionalism  MAGA  nostalgia  book 
22 days ago by asterisk2a
From red pills to red, white and blue Brexit: how The Matrix shaped our reality | Film | The Guardian
Baudrillard died in 2007, a year before the financial crash saw the wheels come off hypercapitalism. He may not have been surprised that confronted by a genuine rip in the fabric of the system, the response among both public and politicians was a frantic attempt to go back to normal and never mention it again. Instead, a bogus new reality arose – the reanimated far-right. With awful irony, the stunted boys of 4chan and Reddit appropriated The Matrix. To “redpill” became a verb, opening the eyes of new recruits to their hated oppressors – feminists, people of colour and progressives. Morpheus became the face of memes that asked: “What If I Told You Hitler Was A Socialist?”

And here we are now, in the Britain of 2019. It is, of course, pure Baudrillard, a country manically returning to an earlier version of itself that never existed. Our unreality is operating at a heightened pitch. Global leaders lie so openly as to mock the very notion of truth. We exist as plots of online data, the last real things in an internet otherwise home only to bots and deepfakes. There is even an updated model of the brain in the vat – “simulated universe” theory, in which you are, right now, part of a computer program. Elon Musk is a believer.

Inevitably, as the 20th anniversary of the film has approached, plans have emerged for a Matrix reboot. Reports have suggested that after last year’s cancellation of their Netflix project Sense8, the Wachowskis may retire from filmmaking. But Warner Bros, as the owners of the movie, did not seem to be involving them anyway. Instead, it was said, the studio would take their intellectual property and create an expanded “multiverse” of related characters and storylines. A whole set of new Matrixes, in other words – all accompanied by the ghost of Jean Baudrillard.
TheMatrix  film  reality  BaudrillardJean  Wachowskis  redPill  metaphor  alt-right  misinformation  Brexit 
28 days ago by petej
How YouTube Built a Radicalization Machine for the Far-Right
A glimpse into the rabbit hole that is youtube's algorithm, that aims to retain view time and how it shapes the minds of its audience, specifically the ones on their formative years
Former extremists say they were sucked in by propaganda as teenagers, thanks to an algorithm’s dark side.
algorithms  alt-right  anti-Semitism  anti-feminism  conservatives  atheism  youtube 
6 weeks ago by hthief
Alex Jones’ Lawyer Violated Legal Ethics By Soliciting Porn Bribes. Just How Dirty Is Marc Randazza? | HuffPost
America’s foremost attorney for far-right extremists wanted “a little gravy,” then lied to cover it up. That’s just part of his twisted journey through a lax legal system.
2018-12  law  corruption  alt-right  longform 
7 weeks ago by Weaverbird
(1160) How to Fall Down the Anti-SJW Rabbit Hole - YouTube - James O'Brien: Reclaiming and Redefining the Social Justice Discourse
// Social Media bubble //
- average joe - vs newspaper op ed -
caught between entertainers and pol commentators
this is not about politics
SJW  alt-right  liberal  democracy  virtue  signalling  reactionary  Feminism  Social  Media  MSM  Fake  News  Identity  Politics  ideology  Donald  Trump  DonaldTrump  Brexit 
7 weeks ago by asterisk2a

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