From Memes to Infowars: How 75 Fascist Activists Were “Red-Pilled”

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Source: Robert Evans
Affiliation: Bellingcat

This article describes the "red-pilling" phenomenon--how people with mainstream beliefs are converted to far-right fascist ways of thinking. Specifically, this article focuses on the major online sources of red-pilling. Major online sources of red-pilling include 4Chan, the Infowars media organization, and far-right YouTubers. Ironic memes can also serve as the starting point for redpilling.

Keywords: Computer Science , Memes , Tech Ethics