January 25, 2017

Fake think tanks fuel fake news; White nationalists inside the Beltway; VDare’s convention plans spoiled; and more.


Wired: Fake think tanks help fuel fake news – and the president’s tweets.

The New Republic: When the white nationalists came to Washington.

Politico: Far-right activists push Donald Trump to move faster on promised Muslim crackdown.

BuzzFeed: Trump supporters online are pretending to be French in order to manipulate France’s election.

Media Matters: Yosemite venue cancels white nationalist VDare convention booking after it learns of group’s views.

Metro (UK): White nationalist Richard Spencer wants you to stop sharing videos of him being punched, please.

Slate: Texas Supreme Court agrees to consider rolling back same-sex marriage rights.

WLRN (Miami, FL): Hate crimes are on the rise in Florida, led by a big spike in post-election incidents.

Access ADL: Group of Klan members in Union County, Miss., charged with robbing man at local church.

Oregon Public Broadcasting: Malheur Refuge occupation supporter who was arrested with illegal machine gun pleads guilty.

Seattle Times: Shooter in UW protest incident sent a Facebook message to Yiannopoulos before he opened fire.

Star-Tribune (Minneapolis, MN): Officer testifies that he exchanged ‘racially charged’ texts with accused BLM protest shooter.

Gay Star News: North Carolina Republican wants to make it a crime to call ex-governor a bigot.

Chicago Tribune: Plano woman faces hate-crime charges after threatening gay man with baseball-bat assault.

KSHB-TV (Kansas City, MO): Gay couple targeted by hate criminals in their South Kansas City home.


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