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1/ Off the top of my head?

Five things, really, but I may come back and add more, lol.

The media ecosystem is big enough that we've seen *some* coverage of these issues, but not nearly enough.
2/ The first is the connection between umbrella conservative orgs, which often market themselves as "free speech" or "anti-Marxism" groups, and literal neo-Nazis.

@LukeBarnes_92 did a fantastic job with this covering Resist Marxism.…
3/ I've noted this on several occasions, but for example, see this thread.…
4/ The second is the role of major outlets, like YouTube, in providing the far-right a platform for fascist organizing.

@KELLYWEILL did a fantastic job with that, just today.…
5/ The third is the rise of the militant alt-light, e.g. Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys, and their connections with the mainstream GOP.

@_grendan covered that brilliantly for @thebafflermag.…
6/ The fourth is the degree to which misogyny plays an intrinsic role in far-right recruitment and organizing.

@chick_in_kiev pointed this out the other day, but it's a subject that deserves a fuller treatment.
7/ I've mentioned this a couple of times, too.

The first was when I doxxed a masked Boston Free Speech goon who carries a gun as being Trevor Carey, an anti-feminist vlogger.
8/ The second was when I discussed the Proud Boys as being a hate group that doesn't explicitly ID as white nationalist.
9/ Even though their misogyny, transphobia, and Islamophobia qualifies groups like the Proud Boys for hate group status-- even according to the @splcenter-- major media outlets still gave them softball coverage.
10/ The fifth and final one is the degree to which the far-right is getting more open about their violence.

It's most visible in the Pacific Northwest, but members of the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer are routinely threatening violence via Facebook livestreams.
11/ And neo-Nazi group like The Base are openly training to enact bombings and mass shootings, hoping to overthrow the US government and create a white separatist ethnostate.
12/ This is really just off the top of my head, so I've probably missed something, but feel free to let me know. ❤️🖤✊

(Also, if you covered these issues and I missed your coverage or just failed to link to you, please accept my apologies in advance!)
13/ And if you want a takeaway, it's this-- legacy media is doing a horrible job covering the far-right.

The New York Times gives us a softball profile of Gavin McInnes, calling him a "[p]rovocateur" following Proud Boy attacks on protesters on 10/6 and 10/12.
14/ ABC News gave us an interview with Gavin McInnes that was even more sympathetic than his followup with Alex Jones.…
15/ The best coverage on the far-right is coming from reporters like @_grendan, @KELLYWEILL, @willsommer, @LukeBarnes_92, @erinacorbett, @ekingc, and @jaredlholt.

Tellingly, none of them work for legacy media outlets.
16/ So if you're interested in keeping up with the far-right, follow them.

But also pay attention to the investigation and reporting from traditional antifa groups, like @_eugeneantifa, @RoseCityAntifa, @NYCAntifa, and @afainatl.

They're usually even ahead of the journalists.
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