After Andrew Yang caught the attention of Reddit and 4chan, his campaign leaned into it. Now those same communities are leading a harassment campaign against his deputy chief of staff.
Lawyer Mark Randazza is a free speech crusader for some of the internet's vilest characters, who have run afoul of social networks. Is he fighting for a time-tested principle, or an American dogma that has run its course?
While far-right movements have been emboldened in the wake of Trump’s election, the Mormon church has pushed back on ultra-conservative groups rising within the religion.
The organizers of The Rebel Live weren’t interested in having a conversation, but they seemed happy to hurl slurs and insults.
The commenting giant Disqus has said repeatedly that it doesn’t allow hate speech. But its platform is overrun with trolls, white nationalists, and neo-Nazis.
"There were death threats on Twitter for me and my writers," said show creator Justin Simien, who channeled the backlash into one of Season 2’s strongest storylines.
"It is our determination that altright.com crossed the line and encouraged and promoted violence in a direct and threatening manner," a GoDaddy spokesperson said.
"It's the return of Americana and not being a coward and having your own internal compass," conspiracy theorist Alex Jones said of West's tweets.
Facebook Said Hate Groups Aren't Allowed On The Site. Now It Has Shut Down White Nationalist Richard Spencer's Accounts
The pages were booted from Facebook just days after CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the social network wouldn't tolerate hate groups. His Instagram account was also taken down.
Bumble confirmed the account was tied to his real Facebook. But Posobiec denies he has ever had an account on the feminist dating app.
It’s either one or the other, guys (or, actually, neither).
For more than a year before he became Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Steve Bannon sought to wage war against Twitter, tasking Milo Yiannopoulos and other Breitbart News employees to look into editorial, financial, and legal ways they could harm the Jack Dorsey–led social network.
The Canadian Nationalist Party wants to oust Trudeau with far-right politics.
Much of La Meute's purported membership list is bogus, BuzzFeed News has uncovered.
Tim Gionet, better known by his Twitter handle @BakedAlaska, rose to prominence during the 2016 election as a far-right internet troll.
Tweets with false reporting, a doctored screenshot, and a boost from Google.
A photo taken out of context became fuel for misinformation.
Cet homme a passé 20 ans à financer l'extrême droite américaine. Avec Trump, ça commence enfin à payer
William Regnery II, un multi-millionnaire, s'est évertué quinze ans durant à bâtir un mouvement politique raciste, sans succès. Jusqu'à l'avènement d'un homme: Donald Trump.
The Charlottesville rally has thrust white supremacy into headlines. These are the books, recommended by leading scholars, that will help you understand its history and effects.
Twitter Grapples With "Verified" White Supremacists As Other Tech Companies Crack Down On Hate Speech
Twitter casts itself as a forum for free speech. But after a deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, many wonder why the social network continues to verify accounts that promote hate speech.
Though Trump defended white supremacists at an event at Trump Tower, it sounds like he didn't refer to himself as part of their group.
The condemnation comes as a community of far-right Mormons grew their online influence by sharing white supremacist content.
These stories provide some crucial context.
James Alex Fields Jr., 20, was arrested on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia.
A small group of far-right activists have figured out how to manipulate the media with viral stunts — and it’s getting more and more dangerous.
"This is the kind of chicanery that spoiled rotten 12-year-old boys do when they don't have a decent babysitter."
TL;DR: No one on 4chan bothered to learn how to speak French.
While many Mormons have rejected Trump's brand of conservatism, a subculture within the church is cheering for the president and pushing for a whiter, more nationalistic future.
My research project for the Open Lab is to study the alt-right through digital ethnography, and that means going to where they are.
So you can identify them when you see them out there online.
A 19-year-old student who claims to be running one of the account says it's just another form of shitposting. WARNING: The post contains graphic content.
Here's how Japan's infamous online army, the netto-uyoku, has shaped the far-right movement in America.
Are you made out of condensed water vapour, or do you like racism?
"The so-called 'tolerant left' motioned as if they threw the ball, but when I ran to where the ball should have been, there was no ball."
The prime minister's office has been asked if Malcolm Turnbull endorses one of his colleagues appearing on the show.
Trolls Are Trying To Trick People Into Thinking This Purple Bird Facebook Sticker Is A Secret Nazi Symbol
This is really, really dumb and confusing.
The groups are looking to support minorities and combat the rise of fascism within the furry community.
Four tweets from the alt-right have appeared on screen in the last two weeks.
“My grandmother was a niece of polish Jews. So I have no time for Nazis really,” one user told BuzzFeed News.
"I've never had so many people tell me that they wanted to see me die." WARNING: This post contains graphic content.
Roxane Gay pulled her forthcoming book How to Be Heard from Simon & Schuster over Milo Yiannopoulous's $250,000 book deal with the publisher.
This article contains offensive language and graphic images.
White nationalist Richard Spencer has rented space in Alexandria, Virginia. Some local residents are not pleased.
"I don’t think this is a good place for you to be; maybe you should go?"
The university is investigating reports that a student found a hollowed-out book containing materials associated with the anti-democratic "Dark Enlightenment" movement in the school library.
"Fashwave," the sound of young white nationalism.
"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas."
"We've got to define what this continent means," Richard Spencer told a crowd gathered at Texas A&M. "America at the end of the day belongs to white men."
Your first look at the new administration in full.
The company goes to war with the trolls.
"Facebook doesn’t want to challenge you, they don’t want to upset you, because they know that if you’re challenged on their platform, you wouldn’t want to use it as much."
Le terme «lügenpresse» était un pilier de la propagande d'Hitler pour discréditer la presse. Les partisans de Trump se le ré-approprient pour créer une «liste» des journalistes considérés comme néfastes.
The white nationalists are down under.
Hadas Gold, who writes about media for Politico, is the latest in a growing number of journalists and public figures to receive anti-Jewish hate from people who say they're Donald Trump supporters.
The Democratic nominee has attacked Trump's statements, but usually shies away from criticizing his character. On Thursday, she offered a sweeping evaluation of Trump as no better than the racist ideology and fringe supporters he's elevated with his campaign.
Trump's campaign says his prediction that "Second Amendment people" could stop Hillary Clinton's judicial appointees didn't imply shooting anyone. But some of his supporters took it that way.
In a year dominated by Trump, the alt right — a loosely connected movement related to obscure political theories and a great feel for how the internet actually works — has hit it big.