Digital culture wars: understanding the far right’s online powerbase

Finlayson, Alan ORCID:, Kelly, Annie, Topinka, Rob and Little, Ben ORCID: (2022) Digital culture wars: understanding the far right’s online powerbase. Soundings: A Journal of Politics and Culture, 81. pp. 43-64. ISSN 1362-6620

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Online platforms are the origin of much of the content of the culture wars as well as the home for many of its struggles. This discussion looks at how the internet now functions as the most successful recruiting tool for far–right politics in history. Millions of people are consuming, repeating and disseminating far–right 'culture war' material online, but if you do not seek out that content and are not served it by algorithms, it's very likely you'd never know it was there. And it is this media content and its vast audiences that increasingly shape contemporary mainstream politics. So if you want to know where the rhetoric and ideas of Donald Trump or Kemi Badenoch come from, this article will give you some good places to start.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Political, Social and International Studies
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2023 09:30
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2023 09:30
DOI: 10.3898/SOUN:81.03.2022

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