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The internet and social media have allowed people to access large quantities of information easily. Instead of using it to look into different views, people have used it to filter opposing views and find information that reinforces their beliefs. The internet, new types of media like talk radio and social media have allowed for more extreme voices to be heard and make an impact on society, which means politicians are more likely to focus on what these extreme voices are saying. This paper will focus on how right-wing extremism has become an increasingly dangerous threat with the rise of social media and the internet, the types of extremist figures and groups on social media, who is most likely to be radicalized, possible solutions to prevent extremism, the history of polarization as well as the history of right-wing extremism and its underestimated impact throughout U.S. history, which allowed social media and the internet to spread extremist content. There are certainly examples of left-wing extremism, but this paper will focus on right-wing extremism because of its breadth and its organization. The main research question of this paper is if social media has made right wing extremism worse or has it simply amplified voices and opinions that have long existed among the right-wing. Extremism is defined as “the fact of someone having beliefs that most people think are unreasonable and unacceptable” (Cambridge).


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Daniel O'Malley . The Prevalence of Right-wing Extremism and the Internet’s Effect On It. . 0506. https://juniata.hykucommons.org/concern/etds/c2475312-ba8f-4a12-b8ed-5637017d6351?locale=de

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Daniel O'Malley. (0506). The Prevalence of Right-Wing Extremism and the Internet’s Effect on it. https://juniata.hykucommons.org/concern/etds/c2475312-ba8f-4a12-b8ed-5637017d6351?locale=de

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Daniel O'Malley . The Prevalence of Right-Wing Extremism and the Internet’s Effect On it. 0506. https://juniata.hykucommons.org/concern/etds/c2475312-ba8f-4a12-b8ed-5637017d6351?locale=de

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