Extremist Content Online: Seven Suspected Members Of Neo-Nazi Group The Base Arrested For Charges Including Criminal Intent To Commit Murder
The Counter Extremism Project (CEP) reports weekly on the methods used by extremists to exploit the Internet and social media platforms to recruit followers and incite violence. This week, seven suspected members of neo-Nazi group, the Base, were arrested for various charges including firearms related crimes and criminal intent to commit murder. A French National Socialist Black Metal (NSBM) event page was located for the Call Of Terror festival. Users on 8kun, successor to 8chan, continued to praise Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant. Additionally, ISIS Amaq News content was located on Telegram-affiliated message board, Telegra.ph. Also, a white supremacist Telegram channel posted a video calling for violence against African Americans. Finally, a popular Neo-Nazi Telegram channel celebrated 4,000 subscribers and urged viewers to arm themselves to work towards revolution.