White-Power Crowd Find Their Own Safe Space–on Twitter

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U.S.-based white nationalists and self-identified Nazi sympathizers use Twitter with “relative impunity” and often have far more followers than militant Islamists, reports Reuters. A study released Thursday by George Washington University’s Program on Extremism found that 18 prominent white nationalist accounts, including that of the American Nazi Party, have seen a sharp increase in Twitter followers to a total of more than 25,000, up from about 3,500 in 2012. The study's findings . . .

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