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