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From Satirical Memes to Massacring Muslims: How the Dark Web Turns White Supremacists Into Terrorists

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From incitement to violence camouflaged as LARPing (Life Action Role Playing) to livestreamed shootings, we have entered a new age of gamified terrorism.

The 28-year-old Christchurch attacker Brenton Tarrant was an active member of the far-right online community on 8chan, an imageboard forum with a culture of anonymity, trolling and ‘sarcastic’ racism that has become popular with white nationalists, neo-Nazis and alt-right sympathizers.