Le Monde about far-right

Halimi, S. (2016, June 1). Why the far right is on the rise. Retrieved August 21, 2019, from Le Monde diplomatique website: https://mondediplo.com/2016/06/01edito

Serge Halimi: ‘Imposing cruel sacrifices on entire nations in the name of rules that you don’t understand, and forgetting about those rules as soon as your political cronies break them, creates the climate of amorality and cynicism in which the far right advances.’ (From the archive.)

 

8chan

As major internet platforms try to halt the dissemination of toxic content, Watkins’ site has become an essential tool for those trying to spread it.

When Ted Kaczynski, the terrorist and triple murderer known as the “Unabomber”, wanted the world to read his thoughts, he demanded that the New York Times and Washington Post publish his 35,000 word “manifesto” or he would send a bomb “with intent to kill”. The newspapers weighed the decision for three months, despite the threat. When they finally decided to publish at the recommendation of the US attorney general and Federal Bureau of Investigation, the terrorist screed was packaged with context and analysis.

Twenty-four years later, white nationalist terrorists can skip the blackmail and go directly to 8chan to attain notoriety, spread their ideas and inspire copycats. In the first 24 hours after the live-streamed massacre of 51 Muslim worshippers in Christchurch, New Zealand, in March, Facebook removed 1.5m copies of the video.

Crimean Tatar Activists

Russian FSB Detains Crimean Tatar Activists After Searching Their Homes

https://www.rferl.org/a/russian-fsb-detains-crimean-tatar-activists-after-searching-their-homes/29991403.html/

Russian security forces have detained eight Crimean Tatar activists

Rights groups and Western governments have denounced what they describe as a campaign of repression by the Russian-imposed authorities in Crimea who are targeting members of the Turkic-speaking Crimean Tatar community and others who have spoken out against Moscow’s takeover of the peninsula.

Cyprus serial killings

‘It’s hard to take in’: how Cyprus serial killings left country reeling

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/12/its-hard-to-take-in-how-cyprus-serial-killings-left-country-reeling

a Greek Cypriot army captain, who – authorities maintain – has admitted to preying on women in low-paid household jobs in a 10-page handwritten confession.

The scale of the crimes and alleged cynicism of the suspect has increasingly left people reeling, and, say campaigners, confronting uncomfortable truths about the way foreign workers are treated on a tourism-dependent island where domestic household workers are invariably from the Indian subcontinent and south-east Asia.

German Right

How the German Right Wing Dominates Social Media

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April 29, 2019 https://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/germany-afd-populists-dominate-on-facebook-a-1264933.html

A comprehensive analysis has revealed the degree to which German right-wing populists from the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party are dominating the social media landscape. They might be getting help from abroad.

https://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/bild-1264933-1421716.html
online outreach by political parties

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Slovakian neo-Nazi got elected

How a Slovakian neo-Nazi got elected

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/14/how-a-slovakian-neo-nazi-got-elected

Thu 14 Feb 2019 

In 2013, the far-right politician Marian Kotleba won a shock victory in regional elections. Four years later, he was voted out in a landslide. But now he’s running for president.

Orban’s Russian connection