Trolls, true believers and Trump: Decoding the alt-right’s nihilistic revolution

Posted on AllSides September 1st, 2016
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After Donald Trump named Stephen Bannon, head of the right-wing political website and Trump propaganda outfit Breitbart News, as his new campaign CEO earlier this month, advocates of the increasingly popular “alt-right” movement — which Breitbart has championed over the past year — were more than a little jubilant. “His appointment is great news,” said Peter Brimelow, editor of the white supremacist website VDARE, to the Daily Beast, while Richard Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute, an overtly racist think tank, praised Breitbart as a “gateway to Alt Right...

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