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Trump Is the Glue that Binds the Far Right

posted on October 30, 2018

For The Atlantic, J.M. Berger writes that recent attacks across the country illustrate the radicalization of the far right, influenced by President Trump’s divisive rhetoric. Of the president, Berger writes, “His casual invocations of violence and consistent demonization of his political enemies have opened the floodgates of hate in communities where anger has long simmered.” Berger analyzed nearly 30,000 Twitter accounts that either self-identify as alt-right or follow someone who does. He adds, “Anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim hate was endemic in the network, frequently paired with articles from anti-immigrant news sources, which ranked among the most tweeted and retweeted content.”

Read at The Atlantic