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Unite the Right? How YouTube’s Recommendation Algorithm Connects The U.S. Far-Right
A Data and Society piece, which I need to use
No one knows what exactly goes into YouTube’s channel recommendations. It is safe to assume that factors that contribute to it are users’ watch histories, preferences, overlap, as well as channel owner recommendations. When we applied our method for the German case, we were able to identify a YouTube-created right-wing filter bubble. Think of it this way: YouTube’s algorithms are not creating something that is not already there. These channels exist, they interact, their users overlap to a certain degree. YouTube’s algorithm, however, connects them visibly via recommendations. It is, in this sense, an algorithmic version of the Thomas theorem, which famously suggested that “If men define situations as real, they are real in their consequences”. We could thus say that if algorithms define situations as real, that they are real in their consequences. And we might add: and potentially shape future user’s behaviour. As our data shows, the channel recommendation connects diverse channels that might be more isolated without the influence of the algorithm, and thus helps to unite the right.
culture_of_online_life  Adtech  video  eurabia 
5 days ago by seatrout
Study shows 60% of Britons believe in conspiracy theories
In the UK, people who supported Brexit were considerably more likely to give credence to conspiracy theories than those who opposed it, with 71% of leave voters believing at least one theory compared with 49% of remain voters.
Almost half (47%) of leave voters believed the government had deliberately concealed the truth about how many immigrants live in the UK, versus 14% of remain voters. A striking 31% of leave voters believed that Muslim immigration was part of a wider plot to make Muslims the majority in Britain, a conspiracy theory that originated in French far-right circles that was known as the “great replacement”. The comparable figure for remain voters was 6%.
Press_Column  Islam  religion  Race/Immigrants  eurabia 
8 days ago by seatrout
Right-Wing Flame War!
If the tone of Johnson’s writing on the blog sometimes bordered, as his detractors claimed, on hate speech, that of his mostly anonymous commenters was reliably worse. A popular blog like L.G.F. functions as a kind of cloud-sourced id. It is not uncommon for a simple, 200-word post to accrue upward of a thousand written responses from readers. The question of how responsible he is, or should be, for these expressions of uncensored reader sentiment is one that Johnson, like many bloggers, has struggled with; but in the middle years of the last decade, whether for free-speech reasons or simply because he enjoyed being the popular focal point of such strong nationalist feeling, he did very little to rein it in. Muslims were described as “vermin.” The posthumous nickname St. Pancake was coined for the young American pro-Palestinian activist Rachel Corrie, in reference to the Israeli bulldozer that killed her. Discussion of U.S. foreign-policy options included terms like “targeted genocide.” As for Palestinians, “they don’t need statehood,” offered one commenter; “they need sterilization.” And on and on. A so-called stalker blog, called L.G.F. Watch, sprang up to document instances of what it considered hate speech on the part of Johnson and his followers. Vanity Fair’s James Wolcott compared Johnson’s site to a “disorganized Nuremberg Rally.”
21 days ago by seatrout
From Memes to Infowars: How 75 Fascist Activists Were “Red-Pilled”
Thirty-six fascist activists traced the start of their red-pilling process to an event that occurred offline. Five of these people credited their families with red-pilling them. For the other thirty-one, methods ran a rather wide gamut.
Four fascists say they were red-pilled while tripping on LSD. User Europa is a typical example of this trend. He claims his interest in Nazism started in childhood, with his dad watching Hitler documentaries “every day.” Europa carried this interest into adulthood, watching Hitler documentaries and speeches while taking LSD. This convinced him to start “researching” Nazism which, eventually, inspired him to become an activist.
Other activists cite living in a diverse area, reading a copy of Mein Kampf, mass-shooter Anders Brevik’s manifesto and numerous other factors as their first red-pills. Since our study of these activists is based on messages they exchanged with each other online, we can conclude that even when indoctrination begins offline new converts inevitably go online to deepen their beliefs.
culture_of_online_life  Adtech  might_write  nazis  eurabia  Anti-Semitism 
6 weeks ago by seatrout
Tommy Robinson’s ‘massive’ jail bonus: publicity
Robinson was speaking after receiving the “European patriot of the year” award at a conference in Bavaria organised by the hard-right magazine Compact. In his acceptance speech, he said: “German people for too long have lived in the guilt of Adolf Hitler. Do not live in the guilt of Angela Merkel.”
The conference, on September 29, brought together key figures on the European far right, including Lutz Bachmann, the founder of Pegida, Martin Sellner, from the Generation Identity movement, leaders of the Alternative for Germany party and a representative of the Italian leader, Matteo Salvini. Compact has been funded by the Kremlin-created Institute for Democracy and Co-operation.
A former assistant to Robinson, who had access to his Stripe online payment processing account, claimed it contained £2m after his jailing and appeal, thanks to a flood of donations, mostly small amounts. Another former assistant, Lucy Brown, told The Sunday Times in August that Robinson operated a “business” in which “your outrage, valid as it is, will be monetised as such”.
culture_of_online_life  Adtech  Race/Immigrants  Nazi  Islam  eurabia 
7 weeks ago by seatrout
In Plain Sight: MEND, CAGE, and So-Called “Non-Violent Extremism” by Lottie Moore
The organisation MEND, despite its human rights front is a divisive organisation. The organisations founder and CEO, Sufyan Ismail, instead of working to waylay tensions and divisions he has been consistently exaggerating the threat of religious hate crimes towards Muslims, which has had the effect of exacerbating the fears many in our communities are living with. In turn this may play into the hands of violent extremists by allowing to recruit and radicalise vulnerable members of our communities who are made to feel increasingly isolated and aggrieved by this scare-mongering message. For example Mr Ismail has claimed that British society “hates us” and that British law has specifically allowed violence against Muslims while protecting other groups; “It’s not a crime to use violent or threatening words or behaviour [against Muslims],” he said. “It’s perfectly OK under UK law to hate Islam and Muslims, it’s not a problem…if you’re Muslim, [the law says] you can take liberties big time, that’s why women are getting their hijabs ripped off.” The organisation’s key narrative then is that the government does not support Muslims and that it is purposefully downplaying and ignoring Islamophobia. This  ‘us’ versus ‘them’ narrative is scarily similar to the narrative used by ISIS, that the West is in a conspiracy against Islam.
Islam  religion  Race/Immigrants  eurabia 
7 weeks ago by seatrout
Kulturpersonlighet ba gravid kvinne om å få utføre overgrep på baby
(The accused is "fjordman's" father)
I ett av tiltalepunktene viser påtalemyndigheten til kommunikasjon mellom ålesunderen og en gravid kvinnen der tiltalte ønsker å forgripe seg mot hennes nyfødte baby.
Dette er bare ett av en lang rekke rystende forhold ålesunderen er tiltalt for. Ønsket om å forgripe seg på babyen formidlet han i en Skype-samtale med kallenavnet «klister 1» 17. august i 2015. Kvinnen som skal skjule seg bak dette kallenavnet, var da gravid. De diskuterte også overgrep mot de to jentene hun allerede hadde.

– Innholdet i samtalene er svært grovt. Det beskriver både samleie med små barn og det viser bilder av seksuelle overgrep mot til dels små barn, sier politiadvokat og aktor Julie Ulstein til TV 2.

I formiddag møtte mannen i Sunnmøre tingrett i Ålesund, tiltalt for å ha hatt kontakt med minst 75 personer der han har diskutert grove seksuelle overgrep mot små barn samt mottatt og delt bilder og video som viser overgrep mot barn.

Tiltalen omfatter også oppbevaring av 800 overgrepsbilder og 150 filmer som viser overgrep mot barn/viser seksualisert fremstilling av barn.

Den omfattende chatten og utveksling av overgrepsmateriale skal ha skjedd i perioden fra januar 2013 til oktober 2016 da mannen ble arrestert.
7 weeks ago by seatrout
Everything he wrote for the GoV
8 weeks ago by seatrout
The Twin Myths of Eurabia
Fjordman at teh Brussels Journal
According to Bat Ye’or, Eurabia is essentially a political project for a demographic and cultural symbiosis between Europe and the Arab Muslim world, a new extended Mediterranean “continent” made possible by EU authorities through deliberately favoring Muslim immigration, promoting Multiculturalism and the dissemination of Arab and Islamic culture in Europe. In the essay Andalusian Myth, Eurabian Reality, co-authored with Andrew G. Bostom, editor of the comprehensive book The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War and the Fate of Non-Muslims, Bat Ye’or dispels one of the founding myths of Eurabia: that of the alleged “tolerance” of medieval Spain under Islamic rule.
Press_Column  Islam  religion  Race/Immigrants  eurabia 
8 weeks ago by seatrout
Native Revolt: A European Declaration of Independence
This is "Fjordman" writing in the BJ
Although the EU warns against "Islamophobia," those who live in the real world know that there has been an explosion of violent infidelophobia in Western Europe staged by Muslim immigrants. This wave of violence especially targets Jews, but the attacks against Christians that are going on in the Middle East are increasingly spreading to Europe as well. In more and more cities across the continent, non-Muslims are being harassed, robbed, mugged, raped, stabbed and even killed by Muslims. Native Europeans are slowly becoming second-rate citizens in their own countries.
This violence by Muslims is usually labelled simply as "crime," but I believe it should more accurately be called Jihad. Those who know early Islamic history, as described in books such as The Truth About Muhammad by Robert Spencer, know that looting and stealing the property of non-Muslims has been part and parcel of Jihad from the very beginning. In fact, so much of the behavior of Muhammad himself and the early Muslims could be deemed criminal that it is difficult to know exactly where crime ends and Jihad begins.
Press_Column  Islam  religion  Race/Immigrants  eurabia 
8 weeks ago by seatrout
Daniel Hannan's blog
Hannan's collected pieces for the Brussels Journal
8 weeks ago by seatrout
Demography's misuse, or, going from Eurabia to mass murder
This internet sub-culture where Breivik spent his pastime has not been without political significance. The very same post-modern, radical, fanatic cultural-fundamentalist atmosphere which produced Breivik has made serious inroads to the mainstream politics in the Western World, basing its success on populism and fear. The writers who inspired Breivik included known Muslim-baiting hate-mongers such as Robert Spencer, Pamela Geller and Daniel Pipes, and he was fascinated by the Tea Party movement. Geert Wilders, the head of the Dutch PVV and the producer of Fitna, was among Breivik’s heroes, and his book even mentions – in one of the quoted posts from “Fjordman” – Jussi Halla-aho, a Finnish anti-Islam blogger who was elected as an MP of the populist “True Finns” party in the last elections and became the chairman of the parliamentary committee in charge of police, border guard and the immigration affairs. Breivik’s book endorses several “anti-immigration, cultural conservative organizations”, ranging from the Sweden-Democrats to the Polish PiS, all of which he saw as the possible salvation of the Continent from the supposed evils of multiculturalism and immigration. The only thing which made Breivik special was his conviction that this parliamentary political activity needed to be supplemented with direct action, and he saw himself as the man who could provide it.
Press_Column  Islam  religion  Race/Immigrants  eurabia 
8 weeks ago by seatrout
The Rise of the Populist Right in Norway
In the parliamentary elections of September 2013, the populist right-wing Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet, FrP) came to power as a junior partner in a coalition government with the Conservative Party (CP). The FrP’s precursor was established by the libertarian maverick, populist right newspaper man, and apartheid supporter Anders Lange as an anti-taxation and anti-bureaucratic party in 1973. It discovered the electoral appeal of anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim sentiment in 1987, when chairman Carl I. Hagen read out a fabricated letter purportedly penned by a Norwegian Muslim threatening a future Muslim “takeover” in the course of that year’s county election campaign. The letter was an early instance of far-right and Islamophobic fears about “Eurabia,” which would later influence the Norwegian right-wing extremist Anders B. Breivik, who killed seventy-nine people in the worst terrorist attack in Norwegian history on July 22, 2011. Four years later, Norwegians risk both cen
Race/Immigrants  Islam  religion  eurabia 
9 weeks ago by seatrout
Wake up, Europe | Melanie Phillips
Bat Ye'Or's scholarship is awesome and her analysis is as persuasive as it is terrifying. One must remember, however, that for many Muslims peaceably settled in Britain and Europe, the vicious doctrines that she records have little relevance to their lives. They do not want to subject anyone, let alone do violence to them. They merely want to raise their families and prosper, just like anyone else. There are also brave Muslims who are struggling to make an accommodation with modernity and articulate a liberal form of their religion. Such people should be saluted and need every encouragement.
SpencerGeller  eurabia 
august 2011 by seatrout
Prints and Bilboards
Psychorientalism is when an ordinary and average European individual develops a superiority complex - the unrealistic and exaggerated belief that he/she is superior to an "Islamic EUriental" - using the Orientalism and Social-Orientalism as the main source of his/her personal power and acting as a Euro-master - radiating with Euro Supremacy and alienating "Islamic Eurientas" from the European soils.
Art  Islamophobia  Eurabia  from delicious
august 2011 by Kawthar

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