Creator: Izzie Levinson
Date Created: 02.02.17
Name of the Document: “Violence, Censorship, and R/Altright” by Hunter Wallace
Context: article written by self-described “alt-right” activist expressing the recent decision by community social platform Reddit to officially take down the forum “r/altright,” one of the birthplaces (if not the birthplace) of what is now known as the white supremacist movement “the alt-right.”
Potential Relevance for the Future: We’re in a moment of serious reconsideration of the limitations of free speech. Many would term the actions and dialogues of the alt-right to fall under hate speech intended to incur violence, but, as described in the article here, those within the alt-right community believe actions against their statements are censorship.
Other necessary headings: new media news; Internet self-publishing; alt-right; Steve Bannon; Breitbart; Richard Spencer; Reddit; meme culture; neo-Nazis