Discord is a safe space for white supremacists.


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White Supremacists Still Have a Safe Space Online. It’s Discord. via Instapaper https://ift.tt/2NxOSXN
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7 weeks ago by TypingPixels
When more than 500 white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and members of the alt-right marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, they weren’t just showcasing their startling numbers and their hateful creeds but also their organizational capacity. via Pocket
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7 weeks ago by driptray
It is so incredibly depressing to watch the internet turn into Barrens chat in real-time
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8 weeks ago by newsmary
It is so incredibly depressing to watch the internet turn into Barrens chat in real-time
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8 weeks ago by AramZS
April Glaser:
<p>White-supremacist groups aren’t turning up publicly, in force, like they did in Charlottesville last year, but they’re still out there. And Discord in particular <a href="https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/josephbernstein/discord-chat-startup-braces-for-the-alt-right">remains a very popular destination</a> for communities of neo-Nazis and white supremacists to socialize, share hateful memes, boost the ideas that undergird their movements, inculcate strangers, and plan activities that take place elsewhere online. In the course of an afternoon, I found and joined more than 20 communities on the platform that were either directly about Nazism or white supremacy or reveled in sharing anti-Semitic and racist memes and imagery. “Discord is always on and always present among these groups on the far-right,” says Joan Donovan, the lead researcher on media manipulation at the Data & Society Research Institute. “It’s the place where they do most of the organizing of doxing and harassment campaigns.”

One reason that this might be worrying is that Discord is a far more important internet platform—especially for people who want to be part of hateful online communities—than its frequency in the headlines would suggest. Discord’s user base of more than 150 million may mostly consist of gamers chatting about gaming, but in certain corners of the platform, swastikas are exchanged like high-fives. The groups have names like “Nazism ’n’ Chill,” “Reich Lords,” “Rotten Reich,” “KKK of America,” “Oven Baked Jews,” and “Whitetopia.” They appear to have thousands of participants who trade memes and jokes, share links, condemn “social justice warriors,” and transmit the revisionist histories that bolster their rationalizations of Nazism and white supremacy. I found these communities mostly through Discord search sites (like Discordservers.com, Discord.me, and Disboard.org) as well as through invites posted in some of the Discord groups.</p>


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9 weeks ago by charlesarthur
When more than 500 white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and members of the alt-right marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, they weren’t just showcasing their startling numbers and their hateful creeds but also their organizational capacity.
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9 weeks ago by WFreeland
Photo illustration by Slate. When more than 500 white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and members of the alt-right marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, they…
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9 weeks ago by yudha87
Why the gaming platform Discord is an ideal place for far-right recruitment.
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9 weeks ago by mathewi
Photo illustration by Slate When more than 500 white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and members of the alt-right marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, they…
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9 weeks ago by adrian802
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10 weeks ago by joel.winkelman
Photo illustration by Slate. When more than 500 white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and members of the alt-right marched in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, they…
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10 weeks ago by bdeskin