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Investigating social media with the @BBCTrending team. Author of Alt-Right: From 4chan to the White House https://t.co/qJ5xh2uzTd michael.wendling@bbc.co.uk

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@taurusteel @CarpeDi56670676 @meghan_daum Maybe we can start by all agreeing that Hitler was an extremist. And mayb… https://t.co/NJ357Jf23s
10/15
2019
@CarpeDi56670676 @edgarfiendly @meghan_daum Oh now I get what this is about. Yes that and a ton of jet fuel will melt your steel beams. @CarpeDi56670676 @meghan_daum No it's an honest question (and also a difficult standpoint to defend). Of course ado… https://t.co/C6lZsVjPy9 @meghan_daum Are you arguing that young men never get radicalized online?
10/14
2019
The cat-and-mouse thing will continue. It's possible that FB has taken steps to prevent live streams of mass murder… https://t.co/lVzzqdUV9k#Halle: Significant that attacker wrote and published manifesto in English. Clearly shows that he wasn't trying to… https://t.co/ESBr9xhaZ9
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10/10
2019
Germany shooting: Gunman kills two after attacking synagogue https://t.co/3n0BBqVhHA @BetMONEY300 Large corporations are making decisions based on the logic of their economic system. The American one,… https://t.co/0o6frCdfEr @pavementship Oh don’t get me wrong, I’m pointing out hypocrisy not proffering my own opinion. @20thcatgod Gab tastic! @BlueOracl3 @getongab Western companies making the calls here bud. They could give the finger to China. They choose not to. @CoinCrazy66 @getongab Logical argument - capitalism and free speech are sometimes in conflict! @getongab Great argument! But srsly thought you were a defender of capitalism?But hey if all you got is a free speech hammer, everything’s gonna look like a politically correct nail. Whack away!Over in the parallel universe of alt-tech, the corporate deference to China is explained more by wokeness and PC cu… https://t.co/sghP4xEKRjI'm going to do a thread in English because the shooting in #Halle has been mentioned in several far-right circles across borders.
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10/9
2019
In a degraded media ecosystem, even the most mediocre trolls can propagate elaborate (and wholly asinine) alt-right… https://t.co/HIsZzQELNU
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10/8
2019
@charliearchy Great report. The pro-Assad lobby is happy to take all comers - alt-right to fringe left.Just a Qanon guy having a totally normal one https://t.co/dg7VY3LpBT @CHADD_ADHD Hi CHADD, are you aware that a company that has encouraged cheating is trying to burnish its reputation… https://t.co/Nakb2OxpEzThey don't care if real people get caught up in their LARPing. https://t.co/oW2vZYJmikCould be the real problem with paranoid fringe media? ... not that they totally make stuff up but that they view ev… https://t.co/ipkirtEKF2
10/3
2019
V interesting https://t.co/onii2vV7vF
10/2
2019
Breitbart now apparently making the case for a ban on knives (and by that logic handguns which kill c. 7K Americans… https://t.co/mBQOTOaxqn @jeffreycarr Hi Jeffrey - Are you behind https://t.co/p1rO19lHYu ? I'm trying to track down the author of a related… https://t.co/2K6X0PmGWb
10/1
2019
Not sure, but think this is what happens when you drop acid and try to drive across Wyoming. https://t.co/LCbZM8radO
9/27
2019
@KnightStooge77 @brooklynmarie you have to wonder how deep the deep state goes... @sapitonmix Hi Mike - I'm with @bbctrending - wondering if you have time to chat later this week? follow me for DM… https://t.co/0UEFsZ3lknEl Paso was a wake up call for the DHS. When Trump administration officials recognise the threat of white supremacy… https://t.co/OIxPQufoAH
9/25
2019
THREAD: What’s the problem with the #celeryjuice trend? Many people online claim it helped cure their chronic illn… https://t.co/DrRTHpe59q
Retweeted by mike wendlingIf you complained about being dragged to mass in the late 1980s your parents would say you should consider yourself… https://t.co/fgVPsikSqC
9/23
2019
@RT_com What absolute claptrap. Obviously the meanings of symbols and memes change with context. But an opportunity… https://t.co/9AP1bwdlt4
9/22
2019
For the last 9 months I’ve been working on one story: looking for Dr Ruja, the missing founder of a multi €billion… https://t.co/uH5bJJ8QIa
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9/19
2019
@RealClearNews you aggregate a variety of links from reality-based sources - a valuable service. But you seem to ha… https://t.co/IUaVgmsiL9
9/18
2019
@MedicalMedium Hi Anthony - we at @BBCtrending would be interested in hearing the medical evidence behind this clai… https://t.co/tlNyz3P0Qk
9/17
2019
Fake cancer cures making money on YouTube https://t.co/QdAgDOZcHi A truly collaborative investigation into medical… https://t.co/pmmKW8LJ4m
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9/13
2019
@NovemberMike_Ma @lilyslynch Essentially I think alt-right and extremist statements about history and wars in forei… https://t.co/VAw9F9Iq6B @NovemberMike_Ma @lilyslynch good question. @NovemberMike_Ma @lilyslynch I wonder, is there an impact? If a manifesto talks some shit about the Battle of Vienn… https://t.co/9JDzP4Un2BThey'll see your crazy and raise you bonkers... the latest conspiracy theory is that Dorian is a "false flag". Yes… https://t.co/PH5NSC2yuv @lilyslynch The modern far right has internationalist ideas, which seems odd when talking about hypernationalists,… https://t.co/8NbYf3keNI
9/5
2019
@collagingkriste why don't you ... instead of spreading fake news that might cause distress? @eshaLegal @RaniaKhalek A ton of white nationalists see the Syrian president as a hero. It’s actually a pretty cruc… https://t.co/Dx42hgD9Y7 @lilyslynch @RaniaKhalek @aaronjmate ... “white sharia” is a put down of the fact you are a woman. @lilyslynch @RaniaKhalek @aaronjmate Another fringy and quite extreme alt-right idea. Basically means they think IS… https://t.co/TgfaNyAaAm @RaniaKhalek Not quite accurate. The Bosnian genocide is big in alt-right circles. There is no deep understanding o… https://t.co/CxGwQgpjNO
9/4
2019
@22Revelation18 No, actually he's dead.Get ready for the next wacky branch of the #qanon conspiracy theory: Jeffrey Epstein is “alive” https://t.co/XBTKQmnz4l
9/3
2019
@NightBaker3 This is like a masterclass in bad logic. Anything to avoid admitting that violent white nationalism mi… https://t.co/m4c8uxwFXI @NightBaker3 @HeavySan @BBCtrending Now please enough with the desperate attempts to excuse violent extremism. @NightBaker3 @HeavySan 1. moderation is very different on those platforms 2. FB and others don't just moderate for… https://t.co/Wk6FCrd4vBAn investigation by @BBCArabic has uncovered evidence of war crimes committed in #Idlib province, Syria Local acti… https://t.co/F822FfeLlL
Retweeted by mike wendling @NightBaker3 @HeavySan Another red herring. I'm not talking about /fit/ but about /pol/. It's not just random that… https://t.co/tvqDsbuClB @marcowenjones I did find it odd that he steadfastly ignored our interview requests until the piece went out; then… https://t.co/oXsVptKzFk @marcowenjones I seem to have lost the FB messages I swapped with him (his account taken down perhaps?). Along the… https://t.co/IuVfyY87E9 @NightBaker3 @HeavySan I should also note here that I'm not and never have made an argument for shutting any websit… https://t.co/PeXmFL47VE @NightBaker3 @HeavySan A couple of reasons: 1) they don't just host incidental extremism; it's a big part of their… https://t.co/rNUji4oDE9 @marcowenjones I've had similar interactions with the same person or persons ever since reporting on his writing fo… https://t.co/u311SqyMXP @NightBaker3 @HeavySan There is a concerted campaign to deny the danger posed by white nationalist radicals. But it… https://t.co/10A38FF0kP @NightBaker3 @HeavySan Definitely not “random things”. Most or all are connected to the far right. If it seems like… https://t.co/VT3st73RpP @NightBaker3 @TheRealNews @marcsteiner if you knew just a bit about the investigative work me and my team has done… https://t.co/gffQQtZ3nW
9/2
2019
Neo-Nazis Are Selling the New Zealand Shooter's Racist Screed for $4 on Telegram - VICE https://t.co/fKwKfB6PFW
8/25
2019
Hong Kong protests: Twitter and Facebook remove Chinese accounts https://t.co/WDVCE12SZk
8/20
2019
Norway alleged shooter posted on "EndChan" - more support for the idea that it's not just about taking one or two s… https://t.co/apgpQTcmp8
8/13
2019
The journalist who exposed the Jeffrey Epsteins of Victorian London https://t.co/LKcRHg1LMu via @ConversationUSThe Russian Foreign Ministry is for some reason interested in the case of far-right activist Tommy Robinson https://t.co/cm9tprCcp1
8/12
2019
Police say the suspect praised Quisling. Man who stormed mosque 'armed with shotguns' was inspired b… https://t.co/W2LwmwfFk5 @akbarjenkins @BBCtrending We specifically said anti-natalists are non-violent (as violence in some internet subgro… https://t.co/qmw4dukCsl @akbarjenkins @BBCtrending That may have been your take away but definitely not what was said in the show. https://t.co/rGUoQJJ4yh
8/11
2019
What is the role of forums like 8chan and 4chan in the rise of hate and terrorism? Author of 'Alt-Right: From 4ch… https://t.co/9yWsY0IiPg
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8/10
2019
@a_rdavey @jonny_b69 @Nero “No platforming” debate has been garbled, conflated and simplified. There’s also differe… https://t.co/GWqN3wEj3s @a_rdavey @jonny_b69 @Nero Journalism, where views are contextualised and analysed, isn’t the same as a social medi… https://t.co/8MdSeTRwAm
8/7
2019
Nothing says ‘I live in an information echo-chamber’ like complaining on Twitter “THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA ISN’T COVERING THIS” when they are.
Retweeted by mike wendling @LeeJohnBarnes That's really splitting hairs, and of course white supremacy has violence at its heart. If you think… https://t.co/YehLI1BNVY @jonny_b69 Obviously I just don't buy the line that one should never interview Bannon, GI, Le Pen etc. I'd like to… https://t.co/eLYmaJ2YtT
8/6
2019
The suspect involved in the El Paso shooting drew up a manifesto on the extreme message board 8chan, prior to the a… https://t.co/ENspeQcDOj
Retweeted by mike wendlingUS shootings: can you shut down the white nationalists? @MWendling and @GordonCorera join @BBCRadio4's… https://t.co/yWsqamCTX2
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8/5
2019
The El Paso Shooting and the Virality of Evil https://t.co/2ruHIQwgwqAnd here is thorough forensic analysis by @IwriteOK @bellingcat with details about radicalisation process and “gami… https://t.co/OO0O8MzPSLHere’s a backgrounder @BBCtrending published shortly after Christchurch. Both shooters appear to have been motivate… https://t.co/pVslbpPzvYIt appears to be the deadliest domestic terror attack since the Orlando nightclub shooting in 2016. The shooter app… https://t.co/mnANhfY2qRThe FBI is investigating the #ElPaso shooting as a domestic terrorism attack. (Thread) https://t.co/Th4wuigg1Ahttps://t.co/IVPp0QMlNH“[The El Paso] shooter expresses fears of the same “replacement” of white people that motivated the Christchurch sh… https://t.co/hakKLSIAwd
Retweeted by mike wendlingbellingcat - The El Paso Shooting and the Gamification of Terror - bellingcat https://t.co/hUZpWLQO8jSuspect in the El Paso attack posted an online manifesto, on 8chan https://t.co/VeW7WxM1WY
8/4
2019
Tommy Robinson supporters on Telegram plan “maximum disruption to tourist hotspots and interrupting the infrastruct… https://t.co/jmm3gZKTdP
8/3
2019
I think now we can finally stop using the word "authenticity" when talking about big-time YouTubers https://t.co/5FOWZ6etD3Great insight into what's happening in Portland and beyond. https://t.co/iysIZMAiP0An MSM hater who in bio touts work ... for Channel 4. https://t.co/tTN69SyS6k I'm thinking that because the reality… https://t.co/gUTk1QX26I @greg00r @raeuberhose @luca @DittrichMiro @teh_aSak @jaredlholt @NinaM @DFRLab @bellingcat @broderick @LarsWienandhttps://t.co/Z0zMHeMZgd
8/2
2019
@Ryan_B_Greer @MoonshotCVE @ADL Social media companies seem incredibly reluctant to consult responsible orgs that h… https://t.co/jLwgnPuPCW
8/1
2019
THREAD Is @YouTube to blame for the rise of the #FlatEarth movement? Trending reporter @MarcoLSilva has been inves… https://t.co/q3Dzj9c7CB
Retweeted by mike wendlingHey @replyall @AGoldmund @PJVogt think we found out how those Spotify accounts were hacked. Ask your bosses… https://t.co/MvnLIxQFZ2
Retweeted by mike wendlingTwitter suspends account hours after Trump retweeted it https://t.co/6T4OMhINLp
Retweeted by mike wendling"seemingly not challenged on his views" - are you kidding me @UKMoments https://t.co/pUSefaDDuC People might w… https://t.co/vUX7MYjx1S
7/31
2019
@pcolayanggang @MrSethLundquist But wouldn’t Yang’s plan eliminate social security or force retirees to choose? Als… https://t.co/XBYCTZNLQbMore than a year ago the propaganda account @Sahouraxo surfaced to give an interview with @russiainsider ... never… https://t.co/eNjBuIKZPq
7/29
2019
Among the craziness uncovered in this excellent Buzzfeed investigation by @CraigSilverman and @JaneLytv is the ide… https://t.co/7fPnSZe9hS'Charlottesville laid bare the tensions in the movement — between the actual neo-Nazis who were rallying on the str… https://t.co/5bvyKUVqWm
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7/23
2019

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