After Christchurch: mapping online right-wing extremists

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Abstract

When Australian man Brenton Tarrant conducted a mass-shooting terror attack last year at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, guns were not his only weapon. Before commencing, he posted links to a Facebook live-stream of the attack, while also uploading a self-penned manifesto onto 8chan’s “/pol” board. As Tarrant killed 51 people and wounded 49, he had effectively weaponised social media platforms in order to broadcast the propaganda to a global online audience.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Interpreter
PublisherThe Lowy Institute
Publication statusPublished - 24 Nov 2020

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