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How the internet fosters far-right radicalization

Researchers, it seems, still know relatively little about far-right lone wolf terrorists. But the internet and social media in particular apparently play a key role. So do the general climate, the style and course of debate in society.

The Deutsche Welle (DW), Germany’s international broadcaster, has spoken with our colleague Miro Dittrich, who oversaw a two-year study of extremist social media content and has been working on monitoring far-right extremist activities online for five years.
Find the DW’s report and video here.

An English full version of our 2020 report “Alternative Realtities. Monitoring right-wing media strategies” is underway. In the meantime, have a look at a part of the findings, here for the specific significance of, among others, the platform Telegram.

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