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As a lonely young man online, I felt the lure of incel culture in all but name

Years before anyone heard of incels, I was part of the internet's "manosphere"—and saw how vulnerable young men are being manipulated

By Hussein Kesvani  

Message boards discussing pick up artist techniques and how not to be a "chump" bred resentment.

I was clearing out some old boxes the other week when I came across a battered USB stick. Over a decade old, it contained digital remnants of my teenage years.

On the stick was the usual stuff you’d expect of most teenagers circa 2005: drafts of last-minute coursework, two Green Day albums, and a couple of pirated movies from the KaZaa file sharing network.

But there was another folder too—one I’d simply labelled…

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