Norm Smith Medallist
- Aug 11, 2015
- AFL Club
Call to tackle extreme white nationalist ideas propagating hatred and violence gaining traction on social media
"The extreme rightwing ideology that inspired the Christchurch mosque killer has been promoted so effectively by the far right that it has entered mainstream political discourse, new analysis reveals.
Researchers have found that organised far-right networks are pushing a conspiracy known as the “great replacement” theory to the extent that references to it online have doubled in four years, with more than 1.5 million on Twitter alone, a total that is rising exponentially."