Tess Owen

online extremism

A Danish Politician Is Raising Money Burning Qurans on YouTube

Rasmus Paludan has reportedly made more than $1,500 using YouTube’s “Super Chat” function.
Tess Owen
6.5.19
Anti-Semitism

Breitbart, Stormfront, and Shapiro: How Man Convicted of Painting Swastikas on Synagogue Says He Got Radicalized

He and his wife drove 50 miles across Indiana to paint huge swastikas on a synagogue and scorch its grounds.
Tess Owen
5.29.19
terrorism

New Zealand Just Filed Its First-Ever Terrorism Charges Against the Christchurch Mosque Shooter

He’s been charged under New Zealand’s terrorism suppression law, which was enacted in 2002 after the 9/11 attacks in New York City.
Tess Owen
5.22.19
Milkshaking

What Is Milkshaking?: Far-Righters Are Getting the Cold Shoulder in Britain

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage was the latest target.
Tess Owen
5.20.19
domestic terrorism

8chan Is a Mysterious Place to U.S. Anti-Terrorism Officials

U.S. intel officials from the FBI, DOJ and DHS seemed fairly unfamiliar with the platform during a Congressional hearing Wednesday.
Tess Owen
5.9.19
school shooting

The FBI Is Searching for a Columbine-Obsessed Woman Who Flew to Colorado and Bought a Shotgun

She forced all Denver-area schools into lockdown a few days ahead of the massacre's 20th anniversary.
Tess Owen
4.17.19
domestic extremism

Police Arrest a Man Who Praised the New Zealand Attacks Online: 'There Is a War Brewing'

It's the fifth arrest in a small town in New York State.
Tess Owen
4.6.19
Nipsey Hussle

Police Arrest Man Suspected of Killing LA Rapper Nipsey Hussle

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed the arrest Tuesday in a tweet.
Tess Owen
4.4.19
White Nationalism

Austrian White Nationalist Accused of Ties to NZ Mosque Shooter Is Making Money off Youtube

Martin Sellner raked in €​545 from donations during one, 45-minute press conference on YouTube, where he denied having ties to the New Zealand mosque shooter.
Tess Owen
4.1.19
hate crimes

All Charges Dropped Against Actor Jussie Smollett

The "Empire" actor was accused of faking a hate crime against himself.
Tess Owen
3.26.19
hate crimes

"How Dare Him": Chicago Officials Are Livid About Jussie Smollett

Chicago officials were blindsided — and infuriated — by the news that all the charges were being dropped against him.
Tess Owen
3.26.19
hate

Decoding the Racist Memes the New Zealand Shooter Used to Communicate

An online culture steeped in coded language and obscure historical references connects Christchurch with Pittsburgh and Charlottesville.
Tess Owen
3.15.19
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