Why liberals should take the alt-right movement a bit more fucking seriously…

Alice Thwaite
Jul 22, 2016 · 13 min read
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The views of the trolls who attacked Leslie Jones on Twitter are supported by a serious philosophical canon — by the neo-reactionaries of the alt-right. It is not only a movement full of mindless trolls and racists, but of intellectuals and technologists. This is the story of my journey discovering the alt-right — and why I believe mainstream media is fanning the flame. I start from the attack, and move onto learning about Gamergate and the alt-right doctrine, and throughout the process recognise where mainstream media has failed us.


The Day Taylor Swift was More Important than Leslie Jones

Waking Up to the Alt-Right

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Reddit Comment Stream
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Another Reddit Stream

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Gaming ~ Ethics ~ Journalism ~ Censorship

Gamergate

Understanding [One Type of] Alt-Right Philosophy

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John Stuart Mill and Why the Media is Letting Us Down


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