The Consequences of Right-Wing Extremism on the Internet
Creating Electronic Community of Hate
The Internet has provided the means
for those on the far-right to create an "electronic community
There are three important, measurable respects in which the
"electronic community of hate" strengthens the work
of right-wing extremists offline. The Internet
of right-wing extremism on the Internet should
be of concern to us all.
Online, racists, anti-Semites, and anti-government
extremists can reach a much larger audience than ever before. Anyone
using the Internet may inadvertently be exposed to hate online.
Though gauging the affect of extremist material on the vast
population of Internet users presents enormous difficulties,
substantial information does exist about a small subset of this
group: right-wing extremists.
In the Internet age, these extremists can communicate
with thousands of their compatriots with the click of a mouse.