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No Lone Shooter: How Anti-Semitism Is Winning New Converts on the Internet

The internet is a fertile breeding ground for conspiracy theorists conspiracy theories have been at the core of anti-Semitism. Exactly how this genre is evolving was the subject of an event held last week at the Computer Science Museum in Mountain View by UC Santa Cruz’s Data and Democracy initiative. “Anti-Semitism is one of the oldest […]

The New Yorker: Inside the Team at Facebook That Dealt with the Christchurch Shooting

The New Yorker recently published an interesting article citing our recent work in partnership with the ADL. Check it out here:

WESA: Alleged Pittsburgh And Christchurch Shooters Had Similar Online Activity, Report Finds

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 […]

Post Gazette: Report rips online haunts of accused Tree of Life, New Zealand shooters as platforms for extremism

The Anti-Defamation League says an analysis of the online behavior of Robert Bowers, charged with killing 11 at a Pittsburgh synagogue, and Brenton Tarrant, accused of murdering 50 Muslims in New Zealand, shows that both used similar online forums that promote a “white genocide” conspiracy theory and warns that the platforms are being used to radicalize like-minded […]

The Crime Report: How ‘Echo Chambers of Hate’ on Social Media Fuel Right-Wing Violence

An examination of social media posts by two recent mass killers by the Anti-Defamation League suggests that a global shadow community of white supremacists goads its members into deadly hate crimes. Social media platforms used by white extremists have become “echo chambers of hate” that are likely to inspire more violence similar to the recent […]

Jewish Journal: New ADL Report Highlights ‘White Genocide’ Rhetoric on Social Media

A new report from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released on April 9 zeroes on the “white genocide” rhetoric on social media promulgated by recent white nationalist shooters.  Read the article here:

ADL and NCRI Report: Gab, 4 Chan, 8chan serve as “round-the-clock racist rallies”

New York, NY, April 9, 2019 … Before carrying out mass shooting attacks in Pittsburgh and New Zealand, alleged white supremacist terrorists Robert Bowers and Brenton Tarrant frequented fringe social networking sites that, according to an important new study, serve as echo chambers for the most virulent forms of anti-Semitism and racism, and active recruiting […]

The Rot Starts At The Top: The Problem With De-Platforming The Far-Right

The Rot Starts At The Top: The Problem With De-Platforming The Far-Right So, Facebook has finally come to the realisation that white nationalism and separatism is not actually the same as national pride. In a long overdue move, “praise, support, and representation of white nationalism and separatism” will now be banned on the platform. This comes after growing calls […]

Can We Block a Shooter’s Viral Aspirations?

Charlie Warzel cites NCRI’s research  in this opinion piece in the New York Times

The twin hatreds: How white supremacy and Islamist terrorism strengthen each other online — and in a deadly cycle of attacks

This past week, after attacks on two mosques in New Zealand that left 50 dead, the Islamic State appealed for retribution. Calling the shootings an extension of the U.S.-led military campaign against the group in Syria and Iraq, the group’s spokesman, Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, said they “should wake up those who were fooled and should incite the supporters of […]