Understanding Digital Hate Culture
Online radical-right extremist groups exhibit a massive range of ideological stances and approaches, which vary from country to country. These include the affirmed political stances of alt-right groups, the social movement-like practices of groups like Generation Identity, and the violent, homicidal actions of those like Atomwaffen Division. Other loosely affiliated online groups and more traditional “offline” groups exist with varying degrees of association to the category of the radical right.
Most, if not all, of these groups interact in some capacity online and on social media. Understanding how hate groups cohere in online spaces is essential toward understanding their growth and capacity to radicalize.Read full article