The online ecosystem is increasingly becoming more radical as more niche groups have found a space to express themselves online. Recent mass shooting events reveal how online radicalization can have a deadly real-world impact. While tech companies seek to keep their platforms as safe as possible, hate continues to flourish and spread online. As we’ve seen, the consequences can be deadly. Platforms of all types, from social networks, finance, gaming, and e-commerce platforms, are being used by white supremacist and neo-Nazi groups to promote hate and empower the radicalization of individuals.
In this report, we look into the online reactions to recent acts of offline violence, including police brutality and mass shootings against minorities, examining how these radical actors react to realtime violence to feed their nihilistic communities.