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Deep Diving in Far-Right Twitter

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WE TEND TO IGNORE THE HATRED AND VITRIOL THAT IS SPEWED BY THE FAR-RIGHT AS WE ARE OFTEN SHELTERED FROM IT THANKS TO THE ALMIGHTY ALGORITHM. IT SAVES US FROM THE DISCOMFORT OF EVER SEEING A WORLDVIEW ALIEN TO OUR OWN AND THEREFORE TO US, IT SIMPLY DOES NOT EXIST. 

TO VENTURE INTO THE WORLDVIEW AND OPINIONS... ​​Read More

WE TEND TO IGNORE THE HATRED AND VITRIOL THAT IS SPEWED BY THE FAR-RIGHT AS WE ARE OFTEN SHELTERED FROM IT THANKS TO THE ALMIGHTY ALGORITHM. IT SAVES US FROM THE DISCOMFORT OF EVER SEEING A WORLDVIEW ALIEN TO OUR OWN AND THEREFORE TO US, IT SIMPLY DOES NOT EXIST. 

TO VENTURE INTO THE WORLDVIEW AND OPINIONS OF THE FAR-RIGHT I CREATED AN ALTERNATIVE TWITTER ACCOUNT AND TOOK A DEEP DIVE INTO THE HATE-FILLED CESSPIT THAT IS FAR-RIGHT TWITTER IN AN ATTEMPT TO SEE IT FOR MYSELF. ALL IT TOOK WAS FOLLOWING A FEW ACCOUNTS WITH THE UNION JACK IN THEIR NAMES AND LIKING A FEW NIGEL FARAGE TWEETS FOR THE ALGORITHM TO KNOW THE WORLDVIEW I WANTED TO BE FED.

WHAT I FOUND WAS A SICKENING AMOUNT OF HATRED, RACISM, ISLAMOPHOBIA, XENOPHOBIA AND OFTEN A MURDEROUS RAGE FOR THE MINORITIES IN THIS COUNTRY.

RACISM IS ALIVE AND WELL IN THE UK AND THE ECHO CHAMBERS OF THE INTERNET OFFER FERTILE GROUND FOR ITS GROWTH AND MUTATION. THE LEVEL OF BLATANT MISINFORMATION THAT GETS PASSED AROUND AS TRUTH IS ASTOUNDING, WITH NAUSEATING LEVELS OF RAGE AND HATRED THAT LEFT ME WITH A PIT IN MY STOMACH. THIS IS THE BYPRODUCT OF YEARS OF GOVERNMENT POLICY, WAR ON TERROR RHETORIC AND MEDIA SENSATIONALISM. TORY GOVERNMENT DOG WHISTLES ABOUT THE IMMIGRANT HOARD THAT ENCROACH ON OUR BORDERS, SUPPOSED PALESTINIAN HATE MARCHES AND VARIOUS OTHER LIES AND MISINFORMATION FIND LIFE AND MEANING ON FAR-RIGHT TWITTER. THIS ZINE IS A COMPILATION OF SOME OF THE PICTURES AND MEMES I ENCOUNTERED WHILE PERUSING FAR-RIGHT TWITTER. THE GOAL WAS TO BRING THIS HATRED FROM THE BELLY OF THE ECHO CHAMBER AND EXPOSE IT FOR WHAT IT IS TO THE WORLD.

14.8 x 21 cm
Softcover
24 pages
2024
English