5 Aug 2019

Far-right extremism fuelled online

President Trump has declared that the “perils of the internet” would not be ignored.

“We have a white nationalist terror problem,” declared the editorial board of the New York Times today, warning that the virulent ideology of white supremacy was being spread across the world by anonymous online forums like 8-chan, filled with posts eulogising acts of violence and celebrating mass murder.

President Trump has declared that the “perils of the internet” would not be ignored, but what – if anything – can be done to stop the messages of hate from spreading uncontrolled?