Between our last show for 2020 and our first for 2021, Pete Wells wrote A podcast following the Aussie far right (January 27, 2021): Yeah Nah, Pasaran is a weekly show dedicated to putting fascism and the far right under the microscope. The independent podcast has become a must listen for those wishing to track the organisation of far right movements in Australia.
On this week’s episode of Yeah Nah, we talk to Becca Lewis [Twitter], who researches far-right digital media, is a PhD candidate at Stanford and a research affiliate at The Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life and at Data & Society.
In her capacity as a researcher at D&S, in 2018 Becca wrote Alternative Influence: Broadcasting the Reactionary Right on Youtube, which:
… argues that YouTube’s problem with hate speech stems largely from video collaborations—specifically, collaborations between influencers with big audiences like Joe Rogan and fringe far-right figures of the “Intellectual Dark Web,” whose personal brands are built upon racist, misogynist, and anti-LGBT hate speech. These collaborations benefit both parties, who each get the opportunity to expand their own audiences into the other’s fan base, Lewis argues.
We spoke to her about the Report, developments in the ‘AltRight echo-chamber’ since 2018, and the recent escapades of Trumpists at the Capitol.
4.30pm, Thursday, January 14, 2021 /// 3CR /// 855AM / streaming live on the 3CR website
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