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‘Cheering section’ for violence: the attacks that show 4chan is still a threat
The Washington DC shooting was the most recent to spawn out of the extremist culture of unregulated ‘chan’ message boards

Justin Ling

01, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Anarchy, in-jokes and trolling: the GameStop fiasco is 4chan-think in action | Dan Dixon
The redditors’ logic is one I recognise from my teens: intentionally senseless, a joke rather than a philosophy. And nobody wants a joke explained

Dan Dixon

28, Jan, 2021 @3:41 AM

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Far-right online forum 8chan kicked offline after protection services are cut
Site was back online Monday morning with a Russian company enlisted to protect it from DDoS attacks

Kari Paul in San Francisco

20, Oct, 2020 @10:54 PM

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US-inspired rightwing extremism an 'insidious' threat to Australia, study finds
Researchers warn online networks of mostly male and under-35 users are attracted to ‘the theme of white identity under threat’

Daniel Hurst

09, Oct, 2020 @2:50 AM

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8chan: owner of extremist site lashes out as scrutiny intensifies
Jim Watkins defended website amid growing outcry over reports the alleged El Paso gunman used the site to publish his manifesto

Julia Carrie Wong

07, Aug, 2019 @12:55 AM

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8chan: the far-right website linked to the rise in hate crimes
The El Paso suspect reportedly posted plans of his attack on the same website as the Christchurch gunman. Why is it allowed to operate openly?

Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco

05, Aug, 2019 @2:36 AM

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Stop the online conspiracy theorists before they break democracy | Julia Ebner
Cannibals, aliens and clandestine lizard overlords. Due to social media algorithms, such ideas threaten the future of Europe, writes Julia Ebner of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue

Julia Ebner

18, Feb, 2019 @1:47 PM

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What is QAnon? Explaining the bizarre rightwing conspiracy theory
The sprawling internet theory, beloved by Trump supporters, has ensnared everyone from Tom Hanks to Hillary Clinton

Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco

31, Jul, 2018 @12:22 AM

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‘Raw hatred’: why the 'incel' movement targets and terrorises women
The man accused of carrying out the Toronto van attack has alleged links to ‘involuntary celibate’ online communities. The language they use may be absurd, but the threat they pose could be deadly

Zoe Williams

25, Apr, 2018 @5:13 PM

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Shia LaBeouf’s Trump art project shut down one day after moving to Liverpool
He Will Not Divide Us is curtailed on police advice after reports of ‘dangerous trespassing’, with alt-right group thought to be involved

Gwilym Mumford

24, Mar, 2017 @5:20 PM

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Our greatest peril? Screening ourselves off from reality | George Monbiot
Immersed in life online like the followers of 4chan or PewDiePie, we start to imagine that nothing matters – even racism, misogyny and resurgent fascism

George Monbiot

28, Feb, 2017 @6:35 PM

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The tech winners and losers of 2016 (hint: Facebook – and Facebook)
2016 was an unexpected year. Some in Silicon Valley soared, while others tanked. And some took a trip to Trump Tower

Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco

20, Dec, 2016 @8:00 AM

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