Reddit Cracks Down On White Nationalist and Neo-Nazi Communities

In a move that will likely only upset the world’s most repugnant (and possibly Fox News’ Tucker Carlson), Reddit has made a concerted and public effort to further reform their online communities via policy updates as Gizmodo reports. As a result, a small minority of subreddits were banned on the basis of promoting ‘violent content’, including a number of racist, Nazi and Far-Right related sub-reddits. Reddit’s violence policy now restricts “content that encourages, glorifies, incites, or calls for violence or physical harm against an individual or a group of people.” In what should be surprising to almost no one except for those on the far-right, the majority of the sub-reddits affected by the ban were the some of the worst of the worst including: r/Pol (an spinoff of the 4Chan board of the same name,) r/Nazi, r/EuropeanNationalism, and more. This policy clarification is reminiscent of Reddit’s Continue reading "Reddit Cracks Down On White Nationalist and Neo-Nazi Communities"

American Jewish Committee Tells Trump Muslim Registry Is ‘Repugnant and Unconstitutional’

Tensions are high in the American Jewish and Muslim communities. The election of Donald Trump has coincided with an uptick in swastika graffiti and has been celebrated by anti-Semitic white nationalists at conferences and in photos depicting them doing Nazi salutes. Muslims fear a registry and in light of the unintentional revelation of some homeland security documents today, that could very well happen. Today, the American Jewish Committee spoke out against the possible Muslim registry. In a statement titled, “AJC CALLS ON PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP TO ABOLISH ‘MUSLIM REGISTRY’ IDEA,” they wrote, “The noxious proposition of creating a registry for Muslims first came to the forefront a year ago during the presidential campaign. AJC denounced it at the time and welcomed the condemnations Continue reading "American Jewish Committee Tells Trump Muslim Registry Is ‘Repugnant and Unconstitutional’"

Howard Dean Calls Steve Bannon a ‘Nazi’

screen-shot-2016-11-21-at-2-43-21-pmSince President-elect Donald Trump announced that his former campaign CEO and Breitbart head Steve Bannon would be his chief strategist in the White House, Democrats, liberals and even some conservatives have expressed outrage over the selection. Much of the criticism has been due to Bannon’s ties to the alt-right movement and his own comments that have been construed as anti-Semitic. In that vein, former DNC chairman Howard Dean spoke to a Texas news station about Bannon. While speaking about Trump, Dean — who is running to be named chair of the DNC again — straight up called Bannon a “Nazi.” “He appoints a reasonable person, who’s much more conservative than I am, but for somebody who can talk to, as chief of staff, and then his senior adviser is a Nazi,” Dean stated, bringing up Reince Priebus’s selection as Trump’s Chief of Staff. KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Continue reading "Howard Dean Calls Steve Bannon a ‘Nazi’"

Restaurant Rushes to Apologize After Reality Star’s Pic Shows People Doing Nazi Salute Inside

Tila Tequila is a person you might know for her involvement in reality television in the early 2000s or her more recent attention-grabbing antics online. She posts a lot about being a Nazi. Like, a lot. Naturally, she attended this year’s National Policy Institute conference, which is a meeting of white nationalists. (Don’t do too many mental gymnastics trying to figure out why a Singapore-born Vietnamese immigrant is so invested in white nationalism; no one really gets it.) That took place in the Ronald Reagan Building but D.C. eatery Maggiano’s held a private banquet for guests later, which is where Tequila posed doing a Nazi salute. Tequila was celebrating the election of Donald Trump with fellow white nationalists as protests grew outside. According to the Washington City Paper, the protesters turned their fury on Continue reading "Restaurant Rushes to Apologize After Reality Star’s Pic Shows People Doing Nazi Salute Inside"

Old Profile Reveals Trump’s Bedside Reading Material Allegedly Included Hitler Speeches

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-5-17-52-pmHere are a few passages from an old Vanity Fair profile of Donald Trump. They refer to his alleged interest in the speeches of Adolf Hitler. You can go to the VF site yourself to see that this is real and was written in 1990 by Marie Brenner. On his German heritage:
Donald Trump appears to take aspects of his German background seriously. John Walter works for the Trump Organization, and when he visits Donald in his office, [Ivana Trump] told a friend, he clicks his heels and says, “Heil Hitler,” possibly as a family joke.
On Trump’s bedtime reading material:
Last April, perhaps in a surge of Czech nationalism, Ivana Trump told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that from time to time her husband reads a book of Hitler’s collected speeches, My New Order, which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed. Kennedy now guards a Continue reading "Old Profile Reveals Trump’s Bedside Reading Material Allegedly Included Hitler Speeches"

Donald Trump Is Just Straight Up Retweeting White Supremacists Now

Donald Trump wanted to take a jab at Jeb Bush Friday morning, and decided the best way to do so was to retweet a guy with the username “White Genocide.” Needless to say, @WhiteGenocideTM’s name isn’t ironic: he’s a literal Neo-Nazi who regularly tweets racial slurs. A link on his profile takes you to “The Greatest Story Never Told,” a movie declaring Adolf Hitler the savior of humanity. Another of his other “humorous” creations depicts Trump wearing a Nazi uniform forcing Continue reading "Donald Trump Is Just Straight Up Retweeting White Supremacists Now"

Newsweek Writer Calls Ted Cruz And His Supporters Nazis on Twitter

Newsweek writer Alexander Nazaryan caused a bit of an Internet kerfuffle Wednesday morning, after he tweeted an image calling GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz and his supporters Nazis. The senior writer for the magazine, who previously served on the editorial board of New York Daily News, quickly deleted the tweet after criticism. But the Internet, as they say, is forever. download Nazaryan later tweeted a sorta-not-really apology for the joke, saying it was unfair to Ted Cruz supporters (but not the candidate himself). [Image via screengrab]
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