‘The Great Replacement’: The Violent Consequences of Mainstreamed Extremism

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The extreme rightwing ideology that inspired the Christchurch mosque killer has been promoted so effectively by the far right that it has entered mainstream political discourse, new analysis reveals.

Researchers have found that organised far-right networks are pushing a conspiracy known as the “great replacement” theory to the extent that references to it online have doubled in four years, with more than 1.5 million on Twitter alone, a total that is rising exponentially.

The report published by the Institute for Strategic Dialogue explores the origins of the ‘Great Replacement’ and ‘white genocide’ theories and the dynamics and platforms which have allowed the ideas to spread. Finally this report provides some recommendations for steps to be taken by technology companies, government and civil society to counter the spread of extremist ideologies.

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