The extreme rightwing ideology that inspired the Christchurch mosque killer has been promoted so effectively by the far right that it has entered mainstream political discourse, new analysis reveals.
It received increased scrutiny after featuring in the manifesto of the gunman who killed 51 people in the Christchurch attacks in New Zealand in March.
Tweets from Trump earlier this year, for example, were interpreted by many as making a white nationalist case for his controversial border wall.
She said that of the 10 most influential Twitter accounts propagating the ideology, eight were French.
Since 2014, the volume of tweets featuring the word has surged, rising from 66,000 in 2014 to 150,000 in 2018.
This research shows how the extreme right is exploiting this to boost hateful content in the form of memes, distorted statistics and pseudo-scientific studies.”.
To prevent future far-right terrorist acts, we need a more proactive, globally coordinated response, as we had in the global response to jihadism. »