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Conspirador Norteño
Alt-right blogger Vox Day/Theodore Beale has taken to linking to Russia Today as a news source on topics various and sundry, making his site an interesting test case for studying the injection of Kremlin state media into the Western extreme right. cc:
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Conspirador Norteño May 18
Replying to @conspirator0
Presently, RT is the third most frequently shared media source on Vox Day's blog (links to the author's own businesses/promotion thereof are excluded), but it wasn't always so. Back in 2012, the blog linked a mix of MSM and far-right Western sites, with a side of sci-fi.
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Conspirador Norteño May 18
Replying to @conspirator0
We indexed the links to media websites on voxday . blogspot . com from 2012-01-01 through 2019-05-17 (10865 posts total.) The proportion of links to Russia Today increases over time in tandem with a decrease in mainstream sites; far-right Western sources are present throughout.
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Conspirador Norteño May 18
Replying to @conspirator0
Less noticeable but still noticeable: the volume of posts mentioning "Russia" or "Putin" has also increased over time (as has the category related to Jews.) The chart contains a few other interesting details for those who care to look closely.
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Brenden May 18
Looks like he got on the gravy train. Book sales must have lagged. 😂
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SunTzuTech #Medicare4All May 18
Replying to @conspirator0
good thoroughness watching for misspelled mentions....
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Oriel May 18
It's why so many on the American right don't care about Russian interference in the 2016 election. Moscow helped their man get the Presidency so Putin is number 1. Also far right, "traditional values" Russia is the ideal model Repugs look to for America.
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nodens May 18
Replying to @conspirator0
Charlottesville. Wonder where his stream went? 😏
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Sari ✍🏼 May 18
Replying to @conspirator0 @Google
Is he part of the russian troll farm bloggers? Someone once told me they handle about 5-20 different identities online, mostly using 's blogging platform to different online social media platforms. Are they using sockpuppet software, if so, where do/did they get it from?
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Sari ✍🏼 May 18
Oh they always do that. They're infesting the writing community lately, look at the tags . They've been there for a while, stalking, harassing and censoring certain fiction writers...
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deb VOTE BLUE FFS May 18
💞💞💞
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Simone May 19
Replying to @conspirator0
And I wonder whose fault that is? How often have you used the P word?
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Conspirador Norteño May 19
Replying to @conspirator0
Same analysis for the comments section (1034849 comments within the date range analyzed.) We see a massive spike in links to RT in 2015/2016, coinciding with the 2016 presidential campaign. Also, 8chan? Seriously?
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Conspirador Norteño May 19
Replying to @conspirator0
The topics discussed in the comment section largely mirror the blog posts, with the (almost entirely anti-Semitic) Judaism-related category being even more prevalent. In contrast with the blog posts themselves, interest in Trump is absent prior to his campaign.
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Conspirador Norteño May 19
Replying to @LREwoke
Himself - he owns a publishing company, authors include Milo Yiannopoulos, Mike Cernovich, and Jack Posobiec.
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