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By Daniel Malmer — Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Internet Extremism

Teespring has a history of selling extremist merchandise. Here’s some of what I found.

Takedown of Antifascist Merchandise

On August 7th, Antifa International announced in a tweet that Teespring had shut down their t-shirt fundraiser.

According to an email from Teespring:

The list was removed for the use of “Antifa” which is in violation of our acceptable use policy and not permitted on Teespring.com.

A quick look at Teespring’s Acceptable Use Policy reveals that it doesn’t contain the word “antifa,” so it’s unclear what they believed violated their policy.

Teespring later clarified in a…

About

Daniel Malmer

Software developer, researcher on online hate speech, extremism, and radicalization.

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