Tech & Terrorism: Research Finds Neo-Nazis Remain On Social Media
An investigation released last weekend by the Associated Press detailed the Counter Extremism Project (CEP)’s research on far-right extremist entities on social media in Germany, which found that the groups still maintained a presence on popular platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube. A majority of their accounts were “explicitly aimed at making money, displaying prominent links to online shops or photos promoting merchandise.”
CEP identified 54 Facebook profiles—totaling nearly 268,000 subscribers and friends—belonging to 39 entities that the German government and civil society have flagged as extremist. CEP also found 39 related Instagram accounts, 16 Twitter profiles, and 34 YouTube channels with more than 9.5 million views.