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‘Nothing can stop what’s coming’: Far-right forums that fomented Capitol riots voice glee in aftermath

Men wearing camouflage shirts began building a makeshift defensive camp outside the Capitol Wednesday afternoon. They moved barricades and green fencing into a circle, then pulled helmets from a crate and donned goggles in preparation for a clash that had been brewing for weeks and, arguably, for years on far-right forums devoted to President Trump. […]

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Trump Jr. accuses Facebook of ‘silencing conservatives’ after it bans some far-right users

Donald Trump Jr. on Friday charged that Facebook had engaged in a “purposeful & calculated silencing of conservatives” online, a day after the social-networking giant permanently banned far-right figures and organizations including Alex Jones, the host of InfoWars. While Trump Jr. did not mention Jones or others by name, the president’s eldest son broadly said […]

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‘Replacement Theory,’ a Racist, Sexist Doctrine, Spreads in Far-Right Circles

Advertisement Supported by ‘Replacement Theory,’ a Racist, Sexist Doctrine, Spreads in Far-Right Circles ImageA makeshift memorial to commemorate those killed in the mass shooting terror attack last week in Christchurch, New Zealand.CreditCreditAdam Dean for The New York Times By Nellie Bowles March 18, 2019 SAN FRANCISCO — Before the massacre of 50 people in New […]

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Far-Right Internet Groups Listen for Trump’s Approval, and Often Hear It

Far-Right Internet Groups Listen for Trump’s Approval, and Often Hear It ImageAs President Trump and his allies have waged a fear-based campaign to drive Republican voters to the polls, far-right communities have parsed his statements, looking for hints of their influence.CreditCreditDoug Mills/The New York Times By Kevin Roose and Ali Winston Nov. 4, 2018 On […]

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Gab, Social Network Favored By The Far-Right, Goes Offline After Synagogue Shooting

Gab.com, the self-described “free speech social media platform” popular with alt-right activists and white nationalists, has gone offline after facing widespread backlash in the aftermath of Saturday’s mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue. Several companies that had provided Gab with crucial services to keep the site running ― including its domain provider ― have cut […]