25,000 People Tweeted In Celebration Of The Murder Of Jo Cox

Submitted by: lalapancakes 8 months ago in News & Politics
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Since MP Joe Cox was laid to rest after her attacker, Thomas Mair, shot and stabbed her back in June of 2016, research into the influences and hate groups Mair was locked into have come into examination by British authorities. One of the more unsettling statistics to hit the public press last week was after Cox’s death, there were 50,000 tweets from 25,000 individual accounts praising her death. Terms had been researched through Birmingham City and Nottingham Trent Universities.

An excerpt from Telegraph via The Guardian:

Many used the term "white power." The analysis of the tweets is part of a report that linked hate crime and hate speech, both in person and online, to 'trigger' events such as the vote to leave the European Union. It comes as calls are renewed for the Government to crack down on far-Right extremism.

A Yorkshire neo-Nazi group, which championed Mair and appeared online to call for the gassing of Jews, is likely to be proscribed as a terrorist organisation, the Sunday Times reported.

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Male 2,199
Nazis make good targets for shooting......Just in case you were wondering...
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Male 3,982
File this under "News I Wish Wasn't Happening." Unsettling is the word, I suppose. It seems that social networking and the internet have allowed those who've become possessed, as it were, by hateful ideology to disseminate that ideology to others--to cultivate a hateful garden of noxious plants, so to speak. This applies not only to White Power extremists but also to extremist Islamic terrorists, as well.
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Male 606
Man, that stuff is crazy scary.  Actually, the word that comes to mind is "ugly".
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Male 3,982
Dagnabbit. The IAB poltergeist seems determined to keep me from commenting on this post. I'll make one more effort here. Here goes: It seems that social networking and the internet have allowed those who've become possessed, as it were, by hateful ideology to disseminate that ideology to others--to cultivate a hateful garden of noxious plants, so to speak. This applies not only to White Power extremists but also to extremist Islamic terrorists, as well. Really unsettling and something that needs a lot of study. There's so much virgin territory we're entering with all these rapid technological changes. It's been like mixing all sorts of newly discovered elements and chemicals together: You can make some pretty good predictions as to what will happen, but if it's never been done before, you can be sure there will be some big surprises, both good and very bad.
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Male 3,982
File this under "News I Wish Wasn't Happening." Unsettling is the word, I suppose. It seems that social networking and the internet have allowed those who've become possessed, as it were, by hateful ideology to disseminate that ideology to others--to cultivate a hateful garden of noxious plants, so to speak. This applies not only to White Power extremists but also to extremist Islamic terrorists, as well.
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Male 3,982
File this under "News I Wish Wasn't Happening." Unsettling is the word, I suppose. It seems that social networking and the internet have allowed those who've become possessed, as it were, by hateful ideology to disseminate that ideology to others--to cultivate a hateful garden of noxious plants, so to speak. This applies not only to White Power extremists but also to extremist Islamic terrorists, as well.
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