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“It’s going to take someone to die”: inside the parallel online world where the far-right thrives

The alt-right is trying to create its own online eco-system—and their racism is getting worse

By Morgan Meaker  

The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue attack was a user of "Gab". Photo: PA

Last month, residents of the McAnulty Acres apartment complex in Pittsburgh thought little of the quiet truck driver Robert Bowers.

Later, they’d tell the American press he seemed entirely normal. He was 46. He had dull blue eyes and thin greying hair. He kept to himself but would say hello if they passed him stood outside smokingor on the way to his first-floor apartment.

What his neighbours didn’t know was that online, Bowers possessed a very different personality.…

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