The evolution of hate: social dynamics in white racist newsgroups

Mann, D., Sutton, M. ORCID: 0000-0002-0780-0022 and Tuffin, R., 2003. The evolution of hate: social dynamics in white racist newsgroups. Internet Journal of Criminology.

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The activities of white racists and racialists have evolved rapidly since the invention of the World Wide Web and Internet newsgroups. In the UK, white racists use mainstream politics newsgroups such as Alt.politics.british and Soc.culture.british to discuss racial superiority and inferiority, inspire violence against people and property, make threats and attract new recruits. In the USA, white racists tend to set up specialist white racialist newsgroups such as Alt.politics.nationalism.white, alt.revisionism and alt.flameniggers. On-line anti-Nazi/fascist activists have achieved successes in disrupting race hate postings in some newsgroups, but white racialists have had considerably more success in spreading their messages through Web sites. This provides some useful insights into the social dynamics of white racist and anti-racist activists in Internet newsgroups.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Internet Journal of Criminology
Creators: Mann, D., Sutton, M. and Tuffin, R.
Publisher: FlashmousePublishing Ltd.
Date: 2003
Rights: © 2003 Internet Journal of Criminology (IJC)
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:15
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:23

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