A new book from CNN journalist Alex Wagner that focuses on the role of online trolls on social media is making waves on social justice forums.
The book is called “The Trolls, The Dvd &c.”
Wagner’s book follows the rise and fall of the alt-right, the rise of the far-right and how to deal with online hate.
“In the wake of the Charlottesville white supremacist rally, Trump’s tweets, and his response to it, it is important to understand how the alt right became a force on the internet,” Wagner wrote in a post on Medium.
“It’s also important to know why people like the altright are so passionate, why they want to control the world and what it means to be human on the web.”
Wagar wrote about the alt and white supremacist movements in his book, which is scheduled to be released later this year.
The alt-righters have long been a thorn in the side of the left and some on the left have tried to marginalize them, but there are many who share their vision.
“A lot of people have come to see this as a threat, but also an opportunity,” Wagner said.
“This is a very important conversation to be having right now.”WAGNER’S BOOK IS AN OUTSTANDING AND DIFFERENT THINGALSO, THE HULK IS A HUGE TURNING POINTThe alt right has emerged as a fringe political movement within the United States that includes white supremacists, white nationalists and neo-Nazis.
It is a far-Right movement that has become emboldened in recent years and has taken over much of the internet.
Some on the far Right have tried, with varying degrees of success, to silence the alt Right.
The Trump administration has taken a hardline stance against the movement.
The left is not so welcoming.
There have been many attempts by progressive groups to push back against the altRight, but it has largely been limited to the internet, according to Wagner.
“There is no social media where you can find this sort of thing happening, so I think this is the biggest turning point in the alt RIGHT,” Wagner added.
“The Alt Right is becoming mainstream.
There are so many people who identify as alt right, who feel threatened by them, that it’s becoming more of a mainstream conversation, especially online.”
The alt Right is now the target of violent attacks by people with no ideological agenda and some white nationalists have threatened to attack alt-Right leaders if they were to speak out.
“It’s becoming clear that the alt left is going to have to make some very difficult choices,” Wagner continued.
“They’re going to either accept the alt lite as a safe space or they’re going do something about it.”WATSON WASN’T THE ONLY ONE WHO GOT INVOLVEDIn the book, Wagner also talks about the history of his alt-rights and white supremacy activism.
“For some of us, it was an intellectual challenge,” Wagner writes.
“For others, it’s an emotional challenge.
And for many of us the question is: How do we move forward?”
Wagners book, however, focuses on what it would take to be a true leader of the movement, and he says the answers aren’t easy.
“To be a leader in this movement, one has to know how to be both charismatic and unassuming,” he said.
“I was not an ideal leader, and I’m not the only one who got involved.”