By the Numbers: The Twittersphere of the Trolls

By the Numbers: The Twittersphere of the Trolls

“Your clothes will be removed & fumigated. You will be held down and given a bath!,” a Twitter troll tweeted at a Huffington Post journalist, complete with a picture of herself in a gas chamber.

What sounds like an extreme example, is only one of the many attacks on Jews and Jewish journalsits by the “alt-right” during the last months.

Through statements and policy proposals tinged with racism — such as advocating a ban on Muslims entering the country, and saying many Mexican immigrants are drug dealers and rapists — Trump has become a favorite of white nationalist groups and provided an unprecedented platform for their views.

We have collected some numbers that showcase the scope of “alt-right” activity on social media, including Twitter trolls.

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Published in: The Forward

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