Post Gazette: Report rips online haunts of accused Tree of Life, New Zealand shooters as platforms for extremism

The Anti-Defamation League says an analysis of the online behavior of Robert Bowers, charged with killing 11 at a Pittsburgh synagogue, and Brenton Tarrant, accused of murdering 50 Muslims in New Zealand, shows that both used similar online forums that promote a “white genocide” conspiracy theory and warns that the platforms are being used to radicalize like-minded extremists to commit similar crimes.

The Anti-Defamation League, an organization that combats anti-Semitism and monitors extremism, said in a report released Tuesday that the forums, Gab.com and 8chan, are “rife with white supremacist, hateful, anti-Semitic bigotry.”

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