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How the authorities are failing to tackle far-right terror online

While regulators have become proficient and identifying Islamic State content, many are less good at tackling white nationalist sentiment. With far-right attacks on the rise, can big tech keep up?

By Morgan Meaker  

Neo-Nazis assemble for a demonstration in Dresden, Germany. Photo: PA

Brenton Tarrant’s trajectory as a terrorist started in the trenches of white-supremacist internet conspiracy and ended with him driving to Christchurch, New Zealand’s Al Noor Mosque in a car with a yellow air freshener and a passenger seat full of guns.

The attacks that followed left 50 people dead. Moments before the massacre, Tarrant released a coded manifesto full of memes and in-jokes directed at the users of online forum 8chan. Conversation…

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