White Supremacists Are Riling Up Thousands on Social Media

The social media posts are of a distinct type.

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The bulletin issued by the Department of Homeland Security, outlining the current terrorism threat to the United States, is photographed Thursday, June 9, 2022. DHS warned June 7 that skewed framing of the subjects like abortion, guns, immigration and LGTBQ rights, could drive extremists to violently attack pubic places across the U.S. in the coming months. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The social media posts are of a distinct type. They hint darkly that the CIA or the FBI are behind mass shootings. They traffic in racist, sexist and homophobic tropes. They revel in the prospect of a “white boy summer.” White nationalists and supremacists, on accounts often run by young men, are building thriving, macho communities across social media platforms like Instagram, Telegram and TikTok, evading detection with coded hashtags and innuendo.…

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