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Far-right & content moderation | @MSCActions postdoc @TilburgU | 📚 The Women of the Far Right: Social Media Influencers & Online Radicalization @ColumbiaUP

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@evianeleidig
Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
1 year
Thrilled to announce the publication of my book 'The Women of the Far Right: Social Media Influencers and Online Radicalization' by @ColumbiaUP in September 📚 ✨Featuring tradwives, crunchy moms & content creators ✨
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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The director of @C4ARR , an organization I helped create, has threatened me. Those who are still members of CARR should consider if you want this type of leadership.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Stop calling everything trad. One of these women is a tradwife, the other is not. Here’s why it matters:
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
2 years
Almost every single far-right woman I’ve researched identifies as a “recovering feminist”. Their shift to white nationalism came *after* holding homophobic and transphobic views.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
1 year
That feeling when page proofs for the book land in your inbox 💫
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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It’s publication day! 🎉 Grab your copy of The Women of the Far Right: Social Media Influencers and Online Radicalization by @ColumbiaUP ✨ Use code CUP20 for 20% off ✨
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
1 year
Please stop simply referring to the arrest of the Atomwaffen leader and “his girlfriend” We are trivializing her involvement. She has agency and willingly conspired to commit harm. How we frame women’s active participation in neo-Nazism matters.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Women play a *key* role in normalizing and legitimizing far-right ideas for mainstream appeal, as I argue in my book
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Sheri Rogers
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As a result, more women are not only joining far-right movements but are becoming active participants. This, in turn, helps normalize the movement, making it more socially acceptable and contributing to the rise of the far-right in places like the U.S., France, and Germany. 11/11
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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✨Hot off the press✨ So excited to have received my author copies of The Women of the Far Right @ColumbiaUP Pre-order yours today!
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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But to be trad is more than just posting cooking videos of food made from scratch, or having children as part of your brand. Tradwives lace their lifestyle content with anti-feminist & pro-nationalist messaging. Some embrace conspiracy theories like the Great Replacement.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
2 years
Actually, misogyny is the connective glue for all forms of extremism. That's the subtweet.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Why does it matter? Because labeling Nara as trad was quickly weaponized by the political right to claim that trad content is desirable and aesthetically pleasing. This effectively normalizes their ultra conservative vision of society.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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End: naming something trad is clickbait right now. But using the term mindlessly only helps to boost the political right in the culture war. It mainstreams the image of traditionalism as aspirational content.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Labeling Nara as trad also makes it easy for the political right to dismiss tradwives’ actual connections to the far-right and white supremacism. Meanwhile, less visible far-right tradwives benefit from algorithmic recs of their content as the term goes viral.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Nara Smith is not trad. Yet she was labeled trad by the media for making meals for her family and having children at a young age. As far as we know, Nara is a model and mother who enjoys food and fashion blogging. She’s Mormon but doesn’t promote her faith through her content.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
2 years
What fresh right-wing hell is this #RoeVWade
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
3 years
🚨 Professional alert 🚨 Pleased to announce I’ll be joining @ICCT_TheHague as Research Fellow in Current and Emerging Threats. I look forward to advancing research and policy on global far right extremism and terrorism. Excited to be joining an impressive team!
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
4 years
I started writing this 4 years ago and finally it's been published in @POP_Jrnl ! Best of all, it's #openaccess . Hindu nationalism should be recognised as a variant of right-wing extremism.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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As someone who researches the aesthetics of extremist digital cultures, I can assure you that it is *always* ideological and *always* political
@NPR
NPR
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It appears that the Highland Park shooting suspect has no ideological or political bent. Yet extremism researchers say these acts may actually be part of a troubling new trend. One that involves dark subcultures that glorify violence and foster nihilism.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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A reminder that it was Women for America First that fundraised, organized travel, and secured rally permits leading up to #January6th insurrection. No one from the organization has been arrested or charged for complicity. Can we talk about the impact of far-right women now?
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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so this is happening on Britain First's Facebook page...
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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📢 Very excited to be starting a @MSCActions postdoc fellowship at @TilburgU w/ @IcoMaly in Sept 'From Keyboard Warrior to Digital Army: Mapping Far-Right Networked Publics' will explore how far-right digital cultures circumvent tech policies on extremist & terrorist content
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Extremism & terrorism researchers: Don't share the images/names/manifestos of extremists. It gives them more visibility. Also extremism & terrorism researchers: Check out my thread analyzing the images and manifestos of extremists. This is gatekeeping 101 🧵
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
2 years
In my research on far right female influencers they post about organic non-GMO foods, natural beauty tips & homesteading while spreading anti-vax conspiracies
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Michelle Cohen, MD
2 years
For many ppl – me included – it was a shock when the pandemic sparked an affinity b/w wellness culture and the far right. The two seemed opposites, what common ground could there be? The truth is wellness & fascism have more than just a modern connection. Settle in for a long🧵
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Estee Williams notably defends traditional gender roles for men and women, and that women’s submission to their husbands is religiously derived. She argues that it’s a woman’s choice to be in traditional marriages—but glorifies the 1950s when women didn’t have the choice.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Firstly, tradwives are both an online community and a movement. It emerged around 2015 from the mommy blogging sphere. Then it spread to alt-right forums like Red Pill Women/Wives subreddit.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
2 years
Conveniently left out is the part in which several early career, mostly female, researchers faced sustained harassment as a result of the article’s publication & defense
@Quillette
Quillette
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Expelled from a Progressive Think Tank—for the Crime of Denouncing Antifa Violence | Craig McCann
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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*hold my beer*
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@QueenMab87
Dr. Mia Brett
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Does anyone have a good link on the alt right white supremacist Mormon underpinnings of tradwife content? I’m tired of arguing with people. This link explains some of it but I think downplays the threat of online radicalization
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
1 year
My pet peeve is when the far-right/right-wing extremism is described as a “new” or “emerging” threat among policy and security circles. It is neither new nor emerging. It has been around for decades. You just weren’t paying attention.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
1 year
Pleased to share my latest co-authored article with @CasMudde on the BJP 🇮🇳 as a populist radical right party Open access with @jlanpol 📄
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Massive thanks to @CasMudde @milleridriss @alicetiara @APerliger for your endorsements of The Women of the Far-Right 💫 Humbled and grateful for your support 😌 Available to pre-order from @ColumbiaUP ➡️
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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During the pandemic, tradwives spiked in popularity as a category of influencers with similar practices and genres in their content creation (food blogging, beauty and skin care tips, health, wellness), although the aesthetic differs.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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As a founding member of @C4ARR I strongly condemn this article, as do many current and former Fellows. But CARR is a much needed resource and network for (early career) scholars in this field. Let’s focus on and support their work instead.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Exactly 3 years ago I moved to Oslo to pursue a PhD at @CrexUiO . Today I submitted my dissertation and what a journey it's been!
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
4 years
Having passed the defence, I am officially a Dr now! 🍾 Special thanks to my examiners @ChetanBhatt1962 and @GElgenius for an insightful & interesting discussion, & my primary supervisor @BrekkeTorkel . And of course to @CrexUiO colleagues and all who listened in via Zoom.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Thanks to everyone for all the support and solidarity. I stand with current and former @C4ARR fellows who advocate for an antifascist, inclusive platform ✊
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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I am incredibly honored and humbled that I was invited to share my research on far-right women for the White House National Security Council, FBI & State Department this week in Washington DC. It was full of engaging conversations with people committed to countering extremism.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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I suspect that this statement was not shared with CARR Fellows prior to release—to be clear I resigned from CARR last year This is not good practice
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Far Right Analysis Network
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A Thread 🧵 concerning the 'Beware of Anti-fascists' Insights blog:
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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🚨 New publication alert Not your Grandma's Fascism: Fame, femininity, and race in far-right postcolonial India and Brazil @GabrielBayarri & I explore far-right female influencers on Twitter & Instagram 🇮🇳🇧🇷
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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My latest @ICCT_TheHague piece looks at female far-right social media influencers and their gendered narratives of recruitment & radicalization
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
3 years
Tenured professors—be honest. If you had the same qualifications as you did back in the day, would you consider yourself competitive in today’s academic job market? Asking for all early career scholars #highered
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
4 years
Excited to announce that along with @Willallchorn and @AGoldok we are co-editing a new @ManchesterUP book series, 'Global Studies of the Far Right'. The series aims to feature case studies beyond Europe/North America and multidisciplinary perspectives.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
3 years
Wow this really triggered a smear campaign. The title is "The New YouTube for the Far-Right" not "The Far-Right's YouTube". I literally say that Odysee is not inherently a platform for the far right--doesn't mean they don't use it. Just look at the top vids in news & politics
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Dave Jones
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What a pathetic smear by hack @evianeleidig She knows Odysee isn't "far-right", yet titles the article "The New YouTube for the Far-Right". Look at some of the top channels, me (engineering), science (Veritasium, MinutePhysics), News, cypto channels etc.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Thread: There is no evidence that far right users migrating to other (closed) platforms with little to no content moderation further radicalizes them. The echo chamber argument is overblown.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Honored to be presenting at @coe today on the role of women in far-right extremism, representing @ICCT_TheHague , as part of the conference on The Roles of Women and Children in Terrorism
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Honored to have spoken on the impact of far-right women in online narratives of radicalization, recruitment & propaganda for the @NATO gender in terrorism and counterterrorism workshop
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Thread: The terrorist attack in #Hanau was horrific and we should take the threat of right wing extremism seriously. But there is a double standard when it comes to media representation of far right terror attacks.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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‘Metapolitics, algorithms and violence: New Right activism and terrorism in the attention economy’ 🔥🔥 New book by @IcoMaly is an essential read on far-right digital cultures & politics
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
3 years
Pleased to announce my new role as @C4ARR Head of Policy. I’ll be: 🌎 working with @GIFCT_official & other partners on policy issues of the radical right 👥 growing our relationship with Practitioner & Policymaker Fellows 📑 expanding our Policy Insight reports
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Pleased to announce that my digital PhD defence is being held tomorrow. And it will be livestreamed for the public! Join in as I discuss connections btwn the far right in India and the West, diaspora networks, and Brexit & Trump
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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As I show in my forthcoming book on women in the far-right, homeschooling has long been a means to circumvent mainstream social & cultural norms. It’s a method to prevent children in far-right movements from exposure to left-wing “indoctrination” in public education
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David Gilbert
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The Nazi homeschool group with 2,500 members, is not just interested in sharing Nazi content online, it actively tries to recruit members to join secretive, real-world, whites-only meet-ups known as "pool parties" operated by white supremacist groups
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
2 years
On the anniversary of the Christchurch massacre, Lauren Southern, who promoted the Great Replacement conspiracy theory, jokes on Instagram about writing a manifesto
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Andy Fleming
2 years
On the anniversary of the Christchurch massacre, I thought I'd check in on @SkyNewsAust 's Lauren 'The Great Replacement' Southern.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Meet the Alternative for Sweden candidate going full trad, cottagecore vibes A polite facade for the repatriation of immigrants, the Great Replacement, & removal of gender studies h/t @antoniacvaughan
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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My latest @ICCT_TheHague piece discusses why terrorism studies miss the mark when it comes to incels: a) There is a wide body of scholarship on violent misogyny & male supremacism that gets ignored b) CT/CVE frameworks are outdated
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Spotted in the wild 👀 The Women of the Far Right 📚 @ColumbiaUP on display at Waterstones @gowerst_books in London ✨
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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In my forthcoming book I show that deplatforming far-right actors works-- it significantly cuts their exposure to a broad audience AND it limits their monetization abilities
@byjacobward
Jacob Ward
3 years
Does deplatforming work? Does keeping extremism off mainstream social media further radicalize the smaller crowd on smaller platforms? What other options are there? We asked experts on extremism and communication.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Thank you to all the trolls mansplaining me, as someone with a PhD on Hindu nationalism, that I know nothing about Hindu nationalism. Much appreciated.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
4 years
My latest in @ForeignPolicy , The Far-Right is Going Global, looks at the connections between the far right in India and Europe
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Today at @CrexUiO : Book launch w/ @evianeleidig 'The Women of the Far Right'
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Pleased to share the @C4ARR Yearbook 2020/21, The Radical Right During Crisis, edited by yours truly is now available for pre-order 📚 Feat. over 70 CARR Fellows on the dynamics & impact of the radical right in 2020
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Excited to announce that you can now pre-order the @C4ARR 2019/20 yearbook, 'Mainstreaming the Global Radical Right' from @ibidem11 . I had the privilege of editing insights featuring CARR Fellows on the radical right around the world.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Hindutva has been global since its founding (w/links to Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany). But through the diaspora it spread internationally. The first RSS cell outside of India was set up in 1947. Excerpt from my PhD thesis at @CrexUiO
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Kunal Purohit
2 years
A thread on how Hindutva has gone global: In 2014, months after the Modi gov. came to power, I met a 70+ year-old man from London--retired, prosperous Indian-origin British citizen. His wife told me he operated several Twitter accounts, spent his entire day on it.
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Far-right women have been spreading & normalizing the Great Replacement on YouTube since 2016. ➡️ They continue to remain on the platform ➡️ They’ve had subscriber growth ➡️ They make ad revenue & have sponsors They literally profit off the Great Replacement conspiracy
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Pleased to represent @ICCT_TheHague speaking on dynamics of far-right online extremism and tools to counter at @NATO interagency workshop
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Thanks for the profile of my experience of doing research for The Women of the Far Right: Social Media Influencers and Online Radicalization 📚 ( @ColumbiaUP ) Available to order now:
@timeshighered
Times Higher Education
9 months
Undercover with the female influencers of the American far right Researcher disturbed by how easy it was to get sucked into lives of women who serve up beauty advice alongside racial hatred, writes @MatthewReiszTHE
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
2 years
As I'm moving on to new exciting opportunities, @ICCT_TheHague is recruiting for my replacement. Be sure to apply, it's a great team! Welcome expertise on: - Right-wing extremism - Islamist extremism - Disinfo - Conspiracy theories
@ICCT_TheHague
International Centre for Counter-Terrorism
2 years
📢 #Vacancy Alert! Are you an academic or practitioner with strong expertise on disinformation and violent extremism, or on online radicalisation/extremism? Apply to be our new Fellow in the Current and Emerging Threats Programme! Find all details here:
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Yes it has taken 2 weeks to release this statement. But the draft of this statement was first released to current & former fellows internally. It was discussed & given feedback, esp. by those most affected. This reflects CARR's commitment to a new democratic restructuring.
@FRANetwork_
Far Right Analysis Network
2 years
Recently, @C4ARR published a blog that many CARR fellows believe contradicted values that we hold as a research community.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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@CasMudde “I imagined fun potluck dinners… summer flings w/ people who called me "bella," gelato that dripped down my fingers in the heat, & natural wine that paired effortlessly w/ good conversation & better prosciutto.” Sounds like someone watched Eat, Pray, Love too many times
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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This is the foundation of my book manuscript: far-right ideology + influencer culture + aesthetics Politics as an aspirational brand
@_Jack_Graham_
Time's Carcass 💀☭🏺📉
2 years
Fascist movements depend on using lifestyle choices as pseudo politics. They impregnate discourses / practices re health, fitness, spirituality, etc, with fascist ideological significance - which is to say merge fascist aesthetics with lifestyle aesthetics and call it politics.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
4 years
Excited to have received my copies of the @C4ARR 2019/20 yearbook, featuring over 75 entries from CARR Fellows on the radical right. You can pre-order it here:
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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I’m pleased to return to my alma mater @UCBerkeley for a book talk on ‘The Women of the Far Right’ 📚 Thank you to @UCBerkeleyCRWS @GWS_UCB @calnewmedia for co-hosting 🗓️ Sept 26 | Register to attend in person/online in the link below ✨Go Bears! ✨
@postdiscipline
Rakesh Bhandari
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In record time @evianeleidig moved to a published book after just finishing her undergrad degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at Cal and returns to her alma mater to give a book talk on September 26th. Details here Congrats, Eviane! Wow, just wow.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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A caveat: Far-right men are more likely to be deplatformed & seek alt-tech live streaming. ***But far-right women continue to live stream on mainstream platforms because their content is considered “not political” or “not hateful”. Gender matters (for tech policies too)
@Hatewatch
Hatewatch
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Right-wing extremists have increasingly embraced live-streaming technologies. “With video live-streaming, they have found a low-cost, engaging way to get their message out, and they are making money at it too,” says Megan Squire, SPLC senior fellow.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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For background on the attempted #Brazil insurrection, see the @CrexUiO webinar on The Far Right in Brazil 🇧🇷 with @AGoldok moderated by @CasMudde Part of the Global Perspectives on the Far Right webinar series 💻
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Get yourself a copy of @C4ARR 2020/21 yearbook 📚 It was a pleasure editing over 70 contributions from leading experts on the radical right
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3 years
New from @ibidem11 ! THE RADICAL RIGHT DURING CRISIS provides a broad examination of the global radical right in 2020, which will be useful for scholars, students, policymakers, journalists, and the public. #Politics #RadicalRight
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
2 years
Thanks to @ISDglobal @ISD_Germany for the opportunity to speak on the impact of far-right influencer culture and gender blind spots in content moderation & regulation as part of the annual conference on right-wing extremism online
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
3 years
I'll be presenting on gendered narratives in far right online radicalization, recruitment & propaganda. A research priority in our new current and emerging threats programme at @ICCT_TheHague .
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
2 years
🪧Looking forward to presenting tomorrow at #ecprgc22 on a co-authored paper with @CasMudde We analyze the BJP 🇮🇳 as a populist radical party through the ideological tenets of nativism, populism & authoritarianism
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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#ootd book talk
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today! Hybrid - Tu 9/26 | 12:00 - 1:30pm PT, @evianeleidig on “The Women of the Far Right: Social Media Influencers and Online Radicalization” @ColumbiaUP Co-sponsored by @calnewmedia @GWS_UCB @UCBerkeleyISSI @UCBerkeleyIES Register here (free):
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
4 years
My forthcoming book on female alt-right influencers has striking parallels to this aesthetic - don't underestimate the powerful role of women in these movements
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maargentino.bsky.social
4 years
1/ Tonight I want to share some of the research I have been doing on what I am calling "Pastel QAnon". I have been spending some time researching Women QAnon believers on Instagram. Many are lifestyle influencers, mommy pages, fitness pages, diet pages, and alternative healing
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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“Far-right women influencers play an integral role in spreading anti-birth control content on social media…They share disinformation about the harmful effects of birth control options that have been debunked by the broader scientific community” Thanks for quoting me @LoShearing
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Content King 👑 (my name is Lake now)
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I wrote for @BylineTimes about a trend I keep seeing in my research; anti-hormonal birth control content. Thank you so much everyone who shared your insight with me for this!
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
1 year
Pleased to feature the forthcoming title in our @ManchesterUP Global Studies of the Far Right book series, ‘Visualising Far-Right Environments’ edited by @BForchtner Analyzes how the far right represents natural environments & environmentalism globally
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
1 year
Let’s be clear. It’s to protect *white* women whose value is solely reduced to reproductive ability. Migrants and trans people are seen as a threat to the far right’s vision of white families.
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It's striking how both the anti-trans and anti-migrant backlash are using the same rationale - 'protect women!' - using the all too real endemic crisis of male violence against girls and women to specifically target two vulnerable minorities.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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Pleased to share our latest @ICCT_TheHague research paper co-authored with @APerliger and @cathstevens_ on ‘Mapping the Ideological Landscape of Extreme Misogyny’ 📑 We comparatively analyze incel, chauvinist far-right, MGTOW, MRA & PUA communities
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
2 years
New book chapter by @aamattheis on #trad culture linked to white supremacism is a must read on far-right & gender In latest @Routledge_Socio Handbook of Critical Studies in Whiteness
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
3 years
Indian flag 🇮🇳 spotted waving in the crowd. Why? I wrote a PhD dissertation at @CrexUiO on it:
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Alejandro Alvarez 🫡
3 years
Dozens have forced their way to the top. More coming up the steps. Police are trying to bolster their numbers through the west doors but someone with a fire extinguisher is dousing them from above. The crowd only keeps cheering.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
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“I’ll continue to live my truth” A key narrative used to justify the tradwife lifestyle is that these women are just being their most “genuine” or “authentic” selves ✨🌺💅🏼 The reality is valorizing 1950s American suburbia with race, gender & class hierarchies
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
2 years
📢 Publication alert From Love Jihad to Grooming Gangs: Tracing Flows of the Hypersexual Muslim Male through Far-Right Female Influencers #OpenAccess
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
3 years
I'm primarily a researcher of far right online cultures but when I tell others that I work on India it doesn't seem to connect that the far right can have a flourishing digital scene outside North America/Europe. Time to rethink the 'stereotypical' far right online user.
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
3 years
Interested in research and policy on extremism? Want to work with me? Apply for the Current and Emerging Threats internship! 🗓Deadline 11 June
@ICCT_TheHague
International Centre for Counter-Terrorism
3 years
Internship alert! ICCT is looking for five new interns. Are you a student interested in working at an international think tank on counter-terrorism? Check out the vacancies on our website!
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
2 years
Looking forward to giving a lecture tomorrow on far-right female influencers and gender blind spots in content moderation at @RMeSResearch master's course on disinfo and media at @UvA_Amsterdam
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
2 years
Perception vs. Reality
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
7 months
Excited to be in Oslo 🇳🇴 tomorrow giving a book talk for The Women of the Far Right📚 hosted by @CrexUiO Open to all! ⏰ 14:15-15:15 CET
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
1 year
Jan 6th insurrectionist has gone from Nazi salute optics to tradwife LARPing This is NOT a story of redemption This ⤵️ is what radicalization for women in the far-right looks like: having babies, homemaking, homeschooling 🍼🧺🧵 Political activism is *gendered*
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Noelle Cook
1 year
🧵Riley Williams, found guilty at trial for her participation in Jan 6, says she wants to live out her White nationalist agenda. Or she is epically trolling. Either way, a letter submitted to the court in advance of Wednesday’s sentencing, portrays her as a budding "tradwife."
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
1 year
Super excited to co-chair with @mathildakerlund our #AoIR2023 panel on how far-right users leverage technological affordances and platforms’ content moderation responses Joined by @ralphschroeder @bganesh11 @JessieNYC
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Eviane Leidig @evianeleidig.bsky.social
2 years
A strategy of radicalization by far-right women is to promote scientific articles as "evidence" to support claims of biologically determined gender roles. They cherry-pick studies and statistics to create a narrative of "truth".
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