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Author archive for Blyth Crawford

  • Jan182022

    Tracing Extremist Platform Migration on the Darkweb: Lessons for Deplatforming

    There is much debate surrounding the efficacy of ‘deplatforming’ extremist communities online, particularly related to whether taking down community spaces…

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  • Apr292021

    QAnon Women in Politics Part Two: QAnon Careers

    Over the last year, the QAnon conspiracy has cemented itself as part of the furniture of the American political landscape,…

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  • Apr282021

    QAnon Women in Politics Part One: The QAnon Candidates

    Content warning: discussion of rape and sexual violence statistics and child abuse. The 2020 United States election marked QAnon’s formal…

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  • Mar122021

    The WQmen of QAnon

    Women play an important part in radical and violent extremist movements; however, since men carry out the majority of violent…

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  • Jul202020

    From Patriots to Proud Boys: Who Is – and Isn’t – Using Parler

    In recent weeks, Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has been subject to critique across various social media platforms. A Trump campaign…

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  • Apr212020

    5G and the Far Right: How Extremists Capitalise on Coronavirus Conspiracies

    Not since 9/11 has a global event given so much opportunity to conspiracy theorists as the novel coronavirus pandemic.  The…

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  • Dec312019

    Chan Culture and Violent Extremism

    Past, Present, and Future(?) “Well lads, it’s time to stop shitposting and time to make a real life effort post.”…

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