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    White nationalist movement growing much faster than Isis on Twitter, study finds

    he number of white nationalists and self-identified Nazi sympathisers on Twitter have multiplied more than 600 per cent in the last four years, outperforming the so-called Islamic State (Isis) in everything from follower counts to number of daily tweets, a new study found.

    Researchers at George Washington University’s Programme on Extremism analysed 18 accounts belonging to major white nationalist groups and organisations – such as the American Nazi Party and the National Socialist Movement – mostly located in the US.

    These accounts saw a sharp increase in followers, from about 3,500 in 2012 to 22,000 in 2016. The study notes that while Isis stood out for its outreach and recruitment using Twitter since the group’s emergence a few years ago, white nationalist groups have excelled in the medium.

    The report underscores the declining influence of Isis on the social media platform as Twitter continues to crackdown on the Islamist militant group. In August, the company said that it shut down roughly 360,000 accounts for what they saw as promoting terrorism.

    Yet, the GWU study said that white nationalists are using the site with “relative impunity”.

    “On Twitter, Isis' preferred social platform, American white nationalist movements have seen their followers grow by more than 600 per cent since 2012,” the study, authored by JM Berger, stated. “Today, they outperform Isis in nearly every social metric, from follower counts to tweets per day.”




    hen questioned about the report, a representative for Twitter referred Reuters to their terms of service that prohibit “hateful conduct”.

    Donald Trump is a prominent subject among white nationalists on Twitter. According to the study, white nationalist users are “heavily invested” in the Republican’s candidacy. Tweets mentioned Mr Trump more than other popular topics among the groups.

    Republican candidate has emerged as a favourite of white supremacist leaders, such as former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke, due in part to his hard-line stance against immigration from Mexico and his proposals to prohibit immigration of Muslims from countries like Syria and Afghanistan.

    Mr Trump has been publicly rebuked by Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for “taking hate groups mainstream”.

    But mentions of Mr Trump and the use of Trump-related hashtags were second only talk of the “white genocide” – the belief that the influx of non-white cultures and increasing diversity in the US are fuelling the extinction of the “white race”.

    “Social media activists tweeted hundreds of times per day using repetitive hashtags and slogans associated with this trope,” the study said.

    Another finding indicated that racist violence connected to the white nationalist movement – such as Dylann Roof, who shot and killed nine black people inside the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina – has “increasingly been tied to online activity”.

    Despite links to violence, however, it remains challenging for Twitter to curtail the use of its platform by white nationalist users because their communities are “less cohesive than Isis networks” and present more complications regarding freedom of speech.

    As public scrutiny on the pervasiveness of white supremacy in social media increases, critics call on Twitter to do more to curb racist abuse on the site – yet it continues to thrive.

    In July, following the release of the Ghostbusters reboot, a star of the film, Leslie Jones, became the victim of vicious racist attacks on the site. She quickly condemned Twitter for the lack of response to the harassment.

    “Twitter I understand you got free speech I get it,” she tweeted, calling for guidelines to stop the spread of hate speech on the platform.


    White nationalist movement growing much faster than Isis on Twitter, study finds | The Independent

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    Empty comments. Validation. Racist fucks.

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    Here's something that might be comforting for ya, Snub.
    It's a family thing.

    http://www.stormfront.org/forum/

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    ^ Why would I click on such filth? That's just more of your scat

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    What colour skin do most of your work colleagues have bsnub and what about where you live what colour skin do your neighbour's have? And your drinking buddies what about them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    What colour skin do most of your work colleagues have bsnub
    Very mixed lots of Asians and Indians mainly. Very diverse.

    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    what about where you live what colour skin do your neighbour's have?
    My neighborhood is not so diverse it it primarily white due to the fact that it is an old neighborhood where most have owned homes for a very long time.

    Quote Originally Posted by buriramboy
    And your drinking buddies what about them?
    Very diverse. Lots of people from all ages and races. My local is one of the oldest in the city and is full of many types including Muslims, undocumented Mexicans, Asians, old hippies, University professors and on and on. The place is really my second home and it is a counterculture mainstay in Seattle and has been since the fifties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    he number of white nationalists and self-identified Nazi sympathisers on Twitter have multiplied more than 600 per cent in the last four years, outperforming the so-called Islamic State (Isis) in everything from follower counts to number of daily tweets, a new study found.
    Maybe those jihadists and other allawallas will sTFUp now they can see the effect of trying on their jihad,....as all they'll get in return is more right-wing reaction to their filth.

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    White nationalist movement growing much faster than Isis on Twitter, study finds
    White Nationalist on twitter "growing" faster? Bullshit.

    ISIS is in many nations. How about the number of sympathizers out of the 1.2 Billion?

    Ridiculous garbage, snub.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza
    ISIS is in many nations. How about the number of sympathizers out of the 1.2 Billion?
    Do you actually think they use Twitter? Maybe check with your man Gary Johnson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Humbert View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza
    ISIS is in many nations. How about the number of sympathizers out of the 1.2 Billion?
    Do you actually think they use Twitter? Maybe check with your man Gary Johnson.
    I don't know what "they" use.

    I don't follow these movement seriously. It's just more media BS.


    And as a former dues paying member of the Libertarian party, I'll check the email they sent me today on the total numbers for him.

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    I think Isis are an endangered species. Shame about that.

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    IS use facebook, twitter and many Muslim websites to push their agenda, all good, they get caught that way...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabang View Post
    I think Isis are an endangered species. Shame about that.
    Only a rather sick mind could espouse that view.

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    ^ Only a senile old dullard could possibly miss a barn door from such close range. You are not even worthy of sympathy.

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    ^ Who's looking for sympathy other than your Muslim friends?

    Go tell MAMA, has-been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Pizza
    Ridiculous garbage, snub.
    You are an imbecile. Why don't you go bump one of your shit threads that nobody reads.

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    ISIS is in many nations.
    Right because white nationalist aren't. You clown.

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    Far-right terrorism threat growing, says top police officer
    National coordinator for counter-terrorism policing says forces take threat of neo-Nazis as seriously at that of Islamic extremists


    Far-right activists on a ‘Christian patrol’ through an area of Luton with a large Muslim population.

    A top counter-terrorism officer has said police fear the threat of far-right violence is growing and poses a similar danger to communities as other forms of extremism.

    The senior national coordinator for counter-terrorism policing, deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu, said: “Over the past 12 months, there have been indications that the threat from [the] extreme right wing could be increasing and we are alive to this.”

    Basu made his comments following the sentencing of the neo-Nazi Thomas Mair to a whole-life term at the Old Bailey on Wednesday for the murder of the Labour MP Jo Cox. Mair shot and stabbed the 41-year-old mother of two as she arrived for a constituency surgery in Birstall, West Yorkshire, in a politically motivated assassination.

    Basu said referrals to the anti-radicalisation scheme Prevent linked to the far right had increased over the last year. “Currently just under 10% of all Prevent referrals relate to the extreme right wing, and we have put programmes in place to support those at risk of being radicalised,” he said.

    Amid criticism of police for not taking the terrorism threat from neo-Nazis as seriously as that from Islamic extremists, Basu said: “We recognise that lives can be destroyed and community cohesion undermined in exactly the same way it can from other forms of extremism.”

    Police figures show concerns over potential extreme rightwing radicalisation led to a 73.5% increase in referrals to Prevent last year, compared with the previous 12 months. There were 323 cases referred in 2014-15, increasing to 561 in 2015-16. Police say one reason for the increase was the introduction of a duty on those working in public services such as health and education to report concerns.

    Basu said: “UK policing is committed to tackling extremism in all forms and this includes the threat from the extreme right wing. Cases are pursued by our officers with exactly the same level of resource and vigour as other forms of ideology.

    “The vast majority of investigations are led by officers working in the national counter-terrorism network. There have been a number of successful prosecutions over recent years and this is testament to the work of police teams up and down the country.”

    Referring to Islamic State by its Arabic acronym, Basu said: “The overriding threat remains from Daesh-inspired groups, but our operations reflect a broader range of dangerous ideologies and we will work tirelessly with our partners to confront them.

    “Within counter-terrorism policing headquarters, there is a national unit that receives intelligence from forces around the country relating to domestic extremist groups. This is assessed daily and the unit works with forces to mitigate the risk.

    “We work with all our communities to inform them about the threats and the role they can play in helping police. Anyone with any concerns is urged to contact their local force.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...police-officer

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Empty comments. Validation. Racist fucks.
    who cares, they are harmless.

    When they become a real threat, it will be time to deal with them,

    Stop preempting everything you silly Bush wannabee

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    What Britain needs is another Ian Paisley and his Unionists or similar to march down the queens highway through Brick Lane, pipes and drums skirling and rattling,...bowler hats, umbrellas and Bibles...after prayers.

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    So Trumps the main subject on these groups sites, is it not the same Trump who is the main subject of hate on losers groups.
    Even on simple TD Trump is the main subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    What Britain needs is another Ian Paisley and his Unionists or similar to march down the queens highway through Brick Lane, pipes and drums skirling and rattling,...bowler hats, umbrellas and Bibles...after prayers.
    I don't think Paisley or the Irish Orangemen would do well in London. They're just too foreign. I think for most people they'd just be an embarrassment. Best to leave theexhibitionist side of Unionism to Scotland and NI where they belong. Sashes and Lambegs in England would detract from the seriousness of the Unionist cause, not help it. Ostentation is not the way to acceptance in England, no matter what the politics.
    The Above Post May Contain Strong Language, Flashing Lights, or Violent Scenes.

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    White nationalist movement growing much faster than Isis on Twitter, study finds

    You must be proud to be part of such a strong, growing movement, snubs.

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