The Consequences of Right-Wing Extremism on the Internet
Inspiring Crimes and Guiding Criminals
Far-right propagandists encourage their
readers to become "lone wolves," extremists who commit
violent crimes alone, and those with the greatest potential to
become "lone wolves" may find the Internet particularly
appealing. Beyond finding inspiration online, extremist criminals
have found nuts-and-bolts tactical guidance on the Internet.
In 1999 and 2000, three well-publicized hate crimes demonstrated
the influence of the Internet on radical and violent extremists.
Guiding Criminals. Many white supremacist Web sites have linked to or posted
bomb-making instructions, and far-right sites provide guidance not
only on how to attack, but also who to attack. More