A new report from the Anti-Defamation League shows similarities in the online activity of the men accused of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and the Christchurch, New Zealand mosque shooting. Both men frequently posted about “white genocide” on fringe websites, and announced their intentions to commit violence before their respective attacks.
The analysis found that extremist views flourish on websites that don’t dissuade white nationalist communities, such as Gab and 8chan.
Joel Finkelstein, director of the Network Contagion Research Institute and fellow at the Anti-Defamation League Center on Extremism, said that the report shows the ideological hostility and indoctrination within white nationalist groups is more similar to foreign terror groups like ISIS than many may think.
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