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Details on a particularly odious pocket of misogyny on the Internet
misogyny  women  gender  feminism  incel  reddit  4chan  murder  manosphere 
10 hours ago by nelson
The Algorithmic Rise of the “Alt-Right” - Contexts
recommended resources
Christopher Bail. 2016. Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstream. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2016. A sharp, data-driven take on how the brand of extremism that specifically targets Muslims has moved to the center.

Yokai Benkler, et al. 2017. “Study: Brietbart-Led Right-Wing Media System Altered Broader Media Agenda,” Columbia Journalism Review (March 3). The discussion of filter bubbles is beset by an unfortunate both-sides-ism; this piece offers a valuable critique with its empirical take on the predominance of the right-wing.

Alice Marwick and Rebecca Lewis. 2017. “Media manipulation and disinformation online,” Data & Society Research Institute. An important and wide-ranging attempt to understand a variety of online platforms and how they have been manipulated by bad actors.

David Neiwert. 2017. Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump. Brooklyn, NY: Verso Books. Thorough reporting and concise prose provide a compelling look at the very American nature of the “alt-right.”

Safiya U. Nobel. 2018. Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism. New York: New York University Press. A crucial look at the way search engines and the algorithms that power them reproduce Whiteness and discriminate against people, especially women, of color.

Whitney Phillips. 2015. This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Although Phillips now eschews the term “trolling,” this is a valuable critique and exploration of the portion of Internet culture that provided fertile ground for the rise of the ‘alt-right.’

Samuel C. Woolley and Phillip K. Howard. 2016. “Political Communication, Computational Propaganda, and Autonomous Agents,” International Journal of Communication 10: 4882-4890. An analysis of the manipulation of information by political bots and the politics of an era in which people encounter information architecture through devices and over the Internet of things.
alt.right  trolls  hate.groups  algorithms  social.media  propaganda  manipulation  reddit  corruption  nationalism  4chan  breitbart 
26 days ago by po
4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump – Dale Beran – Medium
3) Younger members of the 99 percent, like Anon, who also know this promise is empty, but who support Trump as a defiant expression of despair.
trump  politics  anon  4chan  culture  internet 
6 weeks ago by imaginaryfriend
The Truth About Anonymous’s Activism | The Nation
By fetishizing the “weapons of the geek,” Coleman belies her radically techno-utopian belief—which colors the entire book but is never stated outright—that geeks offer the way to a better world through technological mastery.
trolls  4chan  anon 
9 weeks ago by jomc
4chan's cryptocurrency
Ponzi scheme riddled with bugs, all the money stolen
4chan  ponzi  bitcoin  blockchain 
11 weeks ago by nelson
How $800k Evaporated from the PoWH Coin Ponzi Scheme Overnight
'In 282 lines of code, PoWH Coin managed to give away $800,000 in Etherium.'
etherium  blockchain  coding  powh  4chan  fail  fraud  cryptocurrency  javascript 
11 weeks ago by jm
A Final Word on #notyourshield – Ashley Lynch – Medium
#notyourshield was always intended to be a culture jamming campaign to disrupt and silence rather than an innocuous grass roots campaign to give voice to the voiceless
gamergate  4chan  feminism  harassment  hashtag 
january 2018 by rachaelsullivan

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