Robert Evans () examines the toxic online culture that inspired the Christchurch massacre shooter
The killer was steeped in internet culture. He intended this video to go viral to inspire others. Just as he was inspired by Breivik. And it has. Facebook & Google broadcasting it right now to millions. That is not algos gone bad. It's a human decision
This is worth reading on the language in the apparent manifesto for the Christchurch attacks. Especially the risks of news outlets taking at face value a terrorist manifesto laced with shitposting and trolling and obscure internet references.
Shitposting, Inspirational Terrorism, and the Christchurch Mosque Massacre via
If you're thinking of reading the NZ mass murderers' "manifesto" to pick it apart publicly, don't. Stop. Read this from Bellingcat first: the "manifesto" is pure shitposting.
Really a must-read today --> Shitposting, Inspirational Terrorism, and the Christchurch Mosque Massacre via
In light of the Poway synagogue shooters manifesto appearing online it's important to take into consideration the context of these materials in relation to the online culture that spawned it
Interesting instant analysis: Shitposting, Inspirational Terrorism, and the Christchurch Mosque Massacre via
i should probably stop looking at the news, but: this helped me understand of who the terrorist was and why they did this
"But this manifesto is a trap itself, laid for journalists searching for the meaning behind this horrific crime." Must-read piece from on shitposting and the enormous dangers in taking the Christchurch attacker's manifesto at face value
“This manifesto is a trap itself, laid for journalists searching for the meaning behind this horrific crime. There is truth in there...but it is buried beneath a great deal of, for lack of a better word, ‘shitposting.’”
Shitposting, Inspirational Terrorism, and the Christchurch Mosque Massacre via
If you want to innovate your newsroom rethink digital. We’re way past the “this body positivity post went viral on FB” stage. Who is your digital subculture correspondent; your 8chan, Discord, even tumblr reporter...
Important analysis from Robert Evans ‘this manifesto is a trap itself, laid for journalists searching for the meaning behind this horrific crime’. bellingcat - Shitposting, Inspirational Terrorism, and the Christchurch Mosque Massacre - bellingcat
Shitposting, Inspirational Terrorism, and the Christchurch Mosque Massacre via
Excellent commentary from on today's horrific terrorist attack : Shitposting, Inspirational Terrorism, and the Christchurch Mosque Massacre
Shitposting, Inspirational Terrorism, and the Christchurch Mosque Massacre: Shooter wants us to be divided and to fight amongst each other via
Shitposting, Inspirational Terrorism, and the Christchurch Mosque Massacre.
This is such a good article that everyone should read. “But this manifesto is a trap itself, laid for journalists searching for the meaning behind this horrific crime...”
Good piece on some of the misdirection & inconsistencies in the white supremacist’s manifesto...‘a trap laid for journalists searching for the meaning behind this horrific crime.’
To understand what motivated this monster, one needs to understand the dark world he lived in. The only way to stop future attacks is to understand where & how this hate breeds. knows that world & every responsible reporter should read his piece
Here's on the terrorist's misdirection
This is very good. Shitposting, Inspirational Terrorism, and the Christchurch Mosque Massacre via
How would we treat Muslims who cheered on acts of terror the way these 8chan pieces of garbage do? Imagine if it were jihadist ideology, 8chan would be treated as a terrorist recruiting site and no expense would be spared to root these people out.
This should be required reading.
Here is some further context
The Christchurch shooting suspect was s shit poster trolling to create division. By : bellingcat as featured on
Smart article by And the #Comments are a commensurate dumpster fire