It was the Alt-Right’s Favorite Chat App. Then Arrived Charlottesville.

They posted swastikas and praised Hitler in forums with names like “National Socialist Army” and “Führer’s Gas Chamber.” They arranged final weekend’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va., linking a few major white supremacy teams for an daunting display of force. As soon as that rally switched life-threatening, with all the killing of the counterdemonstrator that is 32-year-old they cheered and talked about keeping a gathering in the woman’s funeral.

A group chat app that was popular among far-right activists for two months before the Charlottesville rally, I embedded with a large group of white nationalists on Discord. 続きを読む It was the Alt-Right’s Favorite Chat App. Then Arrived Charlottesville.