The Next Step
Romano, Aja , “Milo Yiannopoulos still has alt-right fans,” Vox, Feb. 23, 2017, http://tinyurl.com/jmguz6w. Despite a video surfacing that seems to show former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos defending pedophilia, his most ardent “alt-right” followers have defended him and argue that the mainstream media is unfairly attacking him.
Weigel, David, and John Wagner , “Alt-right leader expelled from CPAC after organizer denounces ‘fascist group,’” The Washington Post, Feb. 23, 2017, http://tinyurl.com/hqqjd28. The Conservative Political Action Conference ejected alt-right founder Richard Spencer from its meeting due to his controversial views on white nationalism.
Yoo, Noah, and Amy Phillips , “Adult Swim Cancels ‘Million Dollar Extreme,’ Show Accused of Racism and Bigotry,” Pitchfork, Dec. 6, 2016, http://tinyurl.com/gtvs3t7. The Adult Swim network canceled the program “Million Dollar Extreme,” created by an alt-right supporter, after critics said the show promoted sexist and racist viewpoints.
“Meet the IB, Europe's version of America's alt-right,” The Economist, Nov. 12, 2016, http://tinyurl.com/hbhthma. The “identitarian” movement, which espouses anti-Muslim, anti-media and anti-migrant messages, has become Europe's version of the alt-right.
Mohdin, Aamna , “What's ‘alt-right’ in German? Breitbart News is expanding in Europe,” Quartz, Nov. 20, 2016, http://tinyurl.com/z7sljwz. The conservative website Breitbart News, a platform for the alt-right, is looking to expand to Germany and France to take advantage of anti-immigration fervor in Europe.
Townsend, Mark , “Britain's extremist bloggers helping the ‘alt-right’ go global, report finds,” The Guardian, Feb. 11, 2017, http://tinyurl.com/jrbxkph. The United Kingdom's far right is seeking to build support for the alt-right internationally by using social media and “click-bait” articles and videos that taunt the Left.
Altman, Alex , “How Donald Trump Is Bringing the Alt-Right to the White House,” Time, Nov. 14, 2016, http://tinyurl.com/z5lqmla. By appointing former Breitbart Executive Chairman Stephen Bannon to a powerful White House position, critics say President Trump is giving voice to the alt-right and other fringe groups.
Morgan, Jonathon , “How the ‘Alt-Right’ Came to Dominate the Comments on Trump's Facebook Page,” The Atlantic, Jan. 21, 2017, http://tinyurl.com/zsrjbhn. An increasing number of comments reflecting white nationalist sentiments were left on President Trump's Facebook page during 2016, according to a new analysis.
Shelbourne, Mallory , “Conway denies retweeting white nationalist,” The Hill, Feb. 14, 2017, http://tinyurl.com/z4397ew. White House adviser Kellyanne Conway came under fire when her Twitter account retweeted a white nationalist account; she denied retweeting it herself and denounced the tweet.
Social Media's Role
Broderick, Ryan , “I Made A Facebook Profile, Started Liking Right-Wing Pages, And Radicalized My News Feed In Four Days,” Buzzfeed, March 8, 2017, http://tinyurl.com/hhgun26. A BuzzFeed experiment found that Facebook's algorithm suggested increasingly far-right accounts and news stories, some of which were fake, once the user began “liking” the pages of conservative politicians and others.
Guyunn, Jessica , “Twitter suspends alt-right accounts,” USA Today, Nov. 15, 2016, http://tinyurl.com/haxgowo. In an attempt to crack down on hate speech, Twitter began suspending high-profile accounts linked to the alt-right.
Hanna, Andrew, and Bryan Bender , “‘Alt-right's [sic] favored social network: Fake news welcome here,” Politico, Dec. 8, 2016, http://tinyurl.com/zfavteq. A new social media website, Gab, is becoming the platform for members of the alt-right movement.
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Clemmitt, M. (2017, March 17). ‘Alt-Right’ Movement. CQ researcher, 27, 241-264. Retrieved from http://library.cqpress.com/
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