Tag: extremism

Capitol Rioters in Jail’s ‘Patriot Wing’ Have Their Own Rituals and a Growing Fan Base

Trump supporters near the U.S Capitol, on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Shay Horse/NurPhoto via Getty Images) At 9 p.m. every night, inmates in the so-called “Patriot Wing” of the D.C. Correctional Treatment Facility reportedly stand at attention and sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” You can even listen, if you want, to an […]

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Hindu Extremists Declare War on Interfaith Love

In a rural classroom in India’s Uttar Pradesh state, Annurag Dwivedi Annu is teaching teenage girls a lesson they’ll never forget. It’s not sexual predators he’s warning them about. It’s Muslim men. “There are a lot of cases where they’ll blackmail girls like you. They take compromising photos of you. In the end, you’ll become […]

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6 Deaths, 450 Arrests and Mass Protests. It Started With a Facebook Post.

A silent protest outside a Hindu temple in Siliguri on Oct. 17, 2021 against religious violence targeting Hindus in Bangladesh. Photo: Diptendu DUTTA / AFP A weeklong spate of violence targeting Hindus in Muslim-majority Bangladesh has left six people dead while authorities arrested some 450 others, all because of a Facebook post that many Muslims found […]

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Black Democratic Party Chair Says He Got Lynching Threat For Criticizing Trump

(Photo by Win McNamee / Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Ross Wilburn says he received multiple threats, including one that threatened to lynch him, after he wrote an op-ed that criticized former President Donald Trump. Wilburn, Iowa’s first Black Democratic Party chairman, […]

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Proud Boy Rabbi Promises Religious Exemptions for COVID Vaccine

Asher Meza seen in a video from CPAC Dallas. Screenshot via YouTube.  A Proud Boy rabbi—yes, you read that right—is offering to sign religious exemption forms for people who don’t want to get the COVID-19 vaccination.  Asher Meza, who hails from South Florida, posted a video for his 11,000 subscribers on YouTube last week saying […]

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Facebook Knew Its Algorithm Fed QAnon Content to Users Within a Week

A protester yells inside the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Facebook knew its recommendation algorithm was […]

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