AltRight


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AltRight

(ALTternative RIGHT) An ultra-conservative movement in the U.S. that is not in favor of globalization, immigration and cultural diversity. Also called the "New Right," white Christian males are its predominant constituents. Abbreviated AltRight to embody Internet speak, the movement's philosophy and related information is published online on Web sites such as www.altright.com and www.breitbart.com. In 2010, Richard Spencer founded the Alternative Right Web site. The European counterpart is the Identitarian movement, which started in France in the early 2000s.

Why This Definition in a Technical Encyclopedia?
The AltRight makes extremely effective use of social media, such as Twitter and Facebook. However, because the "alt" nomenclature has been used on the Internet for decades to identify numerous newsgroups, this entry is provided to clarify the difference. AltRight is an increasingly popular political movement rather than a category of information on the Internet. See alt newsgroup.
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White supremacist and the president of National Policy Institute, a white supremacist think tank, Richard Spencer, spoke about how alt-right brigade will survive the new ruling by Twitter which led to the massive purging of accounts which contained hateful imagery and display names, which included numerous alt-right accounts, in a video published by AltRight.com on Tuesday. 
He is credited with originating the term, as an abbreviated form of Alternative Right, and is the owner of the altright.com and alternativeright.com websites.
"While trolls, white nationalists, men's rights activists, gamergaters, the altright, and conspiracy theorists may diverge deeply in their beliefs," the authors write, "they share tactics and converge on common issues." This comprehensive report details how such groups use social media to decrease trust of mainstream media, spread misinformation, and further radicalization.
On the anonymous online message board Reddit, one of the most popular posts in the since-banned AltRight subcommunity speculated whether "if Whites become a shrinking minority in the US, do you really think Mexicans, Africans, and Muslims will embrace our values and our Constitution?" Another poster was even blunter: "Someone needs to start a white separatist political party.
Bannon, who, as chief executive of Breitbart News, boasted of having created "the platform for the alt-right." Coincidentally, Coulter's column is carried by VDARE, an anti-immigrant, alt-right website that, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, "also regularly publishes articles by prominent white nationalists, race scientists and anti-Semites." On September 9, Richard Spencer, president of the white nationalist National Policy Institute, spoke about Trump at an altright press conference, noting how the movement is "riding his coattails," adding, "There's been more interest in us because we were generally pro-Trump, because we're inspired by him."
Mr Merrill argued that "altright" leaders are supporting Mr Trump and "their supporters appear to make up half his crowd when you observe the tone of his events".
This came after it was criticised for verifying the account of Jason Kessler, a US altright figure who organised a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, STATEMENT NEW RULES Kr Virginia.
A saber los colectivos procedentes de plataformas como 4chan, 8chan, /Pol/ o Reddit, entre otras, que crearon una subcultura de intercambio de ideas, debates y humor que desde cierto "apoliticismo" de origen, comenzaron a compartir sus experiencias y rabia con altas dosis de humor donde predominaba el machismo, el racismo y la homofobia y que recientemente es conocida como AltRight (Derecha Alternativa) (Reguera, 2017).
Communications service Discord has also taken action to (http://www.ibtimes.com/white-supremacists-banned-online-google-discord-act-remove-extremist-content-2578447) remove white supremacist users and servers from its platform, including a server used by AltRight.com, a white nationalist news site.