Online Hate: From the Far-Right to the ‘Alt-Right’, and from the Margins to the Mainstream

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Winter, A. 2019. Online Hate: From the Far-Right to the ‘Alt-Right’, and from the Margins to the Mainstream. in: Lumsden, Karen and Harmer, Emily (ed.) Online Othering: Exploring Digital Violence and Discrimination on the Web London, UK Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 39-63
AuthorsWinter, A.
EditorsLumsden, Karen and Harmer, Emily
Abstract

In the 1990s and early 2000s, there was much discussion about the democratic and anti-democratic implications of the Internet. The latter particularly focused on the ways in which the far-right were using the Internet to spread hate and recruit members. Despite this common assumption, the American far-right did not harness the Internet quickly, effectively or widely. More recently, however, they have experienced a resurgence and mainstreaming, benefitting greatly from social media. This chapter examines the history of their use of the Internet with respect to: (1) how this developed in response to political changes and emerging technologies; (2) how it reflected and changed the status of such movements and their brand of hate; and (3) the relationship between online activity and traditional methods of communication.

Keywordsracism; online; far-right; cyber; misogyny; terrorism; hate
Book titleOnline Othering: Exploring Digital Violence and Discrimination on the Web
Page range39-63
Year2019
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication dates
Online24 Apr 2019
PrintMay 2019
Publication process dates
Deposited08 May 2019
AcceptedJul 2018
AcceptedJul 2018
Place of publicationLondon, UK
Series Palgrave Studies in Cybercrime and Cybersecurity
ISBN978-3-030-12633-9
978-3-030-12632-2
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1007/978-3-030-12633-9_2
Web address (URL)https://www.palgrave.com/9783030126322
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