RechtsLinks 25.1.2017: Razzia gegen Neo-Druiden, Nazi-Trolle vs Shia LaBeouf und Orwells 1984 No.1

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Bildschirmfoto 2017-01-25 um 12.10.36Guardian: Sales of George Orwell's 1984 surge after Kellyanne Conway's 'alternative facts'

Sales of George Orwell’s dystopian drama 1984 have soared after Kellyanne Conway, adviser to the reality-TV-star-turned-president, Donald Trump, used the phrase “alternative facts” in an interview. As of [Wednesday], the book was the […] best-selling book on Amazon.

Comparisons were made with the term “newspeak” used in the 1949 novel, which was used to signal a fictional language that aims at eliminating personal thought and also “doublethink”. In the book Orwell writes that it “means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them”.

Neurechtewelt: Worüber diskutiert Pegida?: „Wir zeigen jede Woche die Nachrichtenartikel aus den beliebsten Posts auf den Facebook-Seiten von AfD und Pegida.“

spOnline: Bundesanwaltschaft ermittelt: Razzia gegen sieben mutmaßliche Rechtsextremisten: „Die Razzien richteten sich gegen sieben Beschuldigte aus dem Milieu der sogenannten Reichsbürger. Sie sollen seit Frühjahr 2016 Angriffe auf Polizisten, Asylbewerber und Juden geplant haben, teilte die Behörde am Mittwoch mit. Erkenntnisse zu konkreten Anschlagsplänen lägen nicht vor. Nach Informationen des SPIEGEL sollen sich die Männer untereinander teilweise als "keltische Druiden" bezeichnet haben. Sie sollen geplant haben, Schreckschusswaffen zu besorgen und scharf zu machen.“

Tagesschau: Razzien gegen Rechtsextreme: „Nach Informationen des ARD-Terrorismus-Experten Holger Schmidt interessiert sich die Bundesanwaltschaft für sogenannte "Neo-Druiden", die sich mit heidnischen Vorstellungen beschäftigen und an keltische Zauberer anlehnen. Ein Teil dieser Szene gilt als rechtsextrem.“

Zeit: Erste Razzien bei Kunden von "Migrantenschreck": „Hunderte Deutsche haben illegale Waffen bei einem Internetshop in Ungarn bestellt. Bei 29 von ihnen kam nun die Polizei und durchsuchte die Wohnung.“

FAZ: AfD setzt im Wahlkampf auf Eskalation der Konflikte: „Wer nicht zu den Zielgruppen der Partei gehört, gilt als Zielscheibe. […] 'Die AfD lebt gut von ihrem Ruf als Tabubrecherin und Protestpartei', heißt es dort. Man wolle stets radikaler auftreten als die 'Altparteien', sich aber 'deutlicher gegen Rechtsaußen' abgrenzen. Trotzdem solle 'nicht jedes Mitwirken individueller AfD-Mitglieder' in rechtsextremen Gruppierungen 'thematisiert und geahndet werden'.“

Zeit: Staatsanwaltschaft ermittelt gegen Höcke und Dresdner Richter: „Gegen den thüringischen AfD-Landeschef und einen Juristen wird wegen Volksverhetzung ermittelt. Grund sind ihre umstrittenen Reden in der vergangenen Woche in Dresden.“

Guardian: 'We will build the wall!' Trump expected to sign executive orders restricting immigration: „Donald Trump will sign several executive orders restricting immigration and taking steps on his proposed wall on the Mexican border on Wednesday at the Department of Homeland Security, according to two administration officials and several congressional aides briefed on the matter. The president alluded to his expected actions on Twitter on Tuesday night, writing: 'Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!'“

Guardian: Four more journalists get felony charges after covering inauguration unrest: „A documentary producer, a photojournalist, a live-streamer and a freelance reporter facing up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted […] Four more journalists have been charged with felonies after being arrested while covering the unrest around Donald Trump’s inauguration, meaning that at least six media workers are facing up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine if convicted.“

The Hill: Trump bans EPA employees from giving social media updates: „President Trump has banned employees of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from giving social media updates and speaking with reporters“

Buzzfeed: A National Park Deleted Tweets On Climate Change After Trump Silenced Federal Scientists: „The tweets were posted by a former employee and officials decided to delete them because the account had been 'compromised', a National Parks official said.“ [Meanwhile on Twitter]

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David Pakman (center-left Youtube-Newsie) interviewt Richard Spencer: White Nationalist Alt-Right Leader Richard Spencer Sucker Punched, Won't Denounce Hitler, Talks Jews [Ich verlinke das, ohne das einzubetten, ich will die Hackfresse nicht im Blog haben und halte sein blaues Auge für Fake [der Schlag traf ihn auf der anderen Seite]. Schaut Euch das trotzdem an, um zu wissen, wie diese Leute drauf sind. Spencer ist ein ganz klarer „pure bloodline“-Nazi, redet von „Ethno-States“ und an einer Stelle erklärt er allen ernstes „Civil Rights“ als „leftwing“. There you go. Punch him harder.]

kekBuzzfeed: Trump Supporters And Neo-Nazis Are Using Secret Chat Rooms To Harass Shia LaBeouf [den ersten BF-Artikel über die Nazi-Discord-Chatrooms hatte ich gestern verlinkt]

The most charged moment occurred over the weekend when a man came up to the camera in what appears to be a hat similar to those worn by Nazi military and quietly said what sounds like “14, 88.”

“14, 88” is a code among neo-Nazis and white supremacists referring to one of two 14-word pledges repeated by members of the Aryan Nation: “We must secure the existence of our people and a future for white children.” or “Because the beauty of the White Aryan woman must not perish from the earth.” The repetition of “88” refers to the eighth letter of the alphabet, “H,” which is how neo-Nazis abbreviate “heil Hitler” so they can quietly signal each other.

The confrontation became a huge viral moment among sections of the neo-Nazi YouTube community and seems to have really kickstarted a more aggressive series of incidents. At one point, men in masks came up to the live stream in the middle of the night and sliced up a stuffed animal.

Mehr über Discord: A Thriving Chat Startup Braces For The Alt-Right

where there are memes, in 2017, there are trolls, and worse.

In a Discord chat server called “/pol/Nation” — named for the controversial 4chan imageboard — more than 3,000 users participate in a rolling multimedia chat extravaganza of Hitler memes, white nationalist revisionist history, and computer game strategy. And in a voice-over-IP chatroom within the server, users keep up a steady chatter about the same subjects. It’s like a cutting-edge, venture-backed version of its namesake; 4chan on steroids.

Tyler Cowen bei Bloomberg: Why Trump's Staff Is Lying

Trump specializes in lower-status lies, typically more of the bald-faced sort, namely stating “x” when obviously “not x” is the case. They are proclamations of power, and signals that the opinions of mainstream media and political opponents will be disregarded. The lie needs to be understood as more than just the lie. For one thing, a lot of Americans, especially many Trump supporters, are more comfortable with that style than with the “fancier” lies they believe they are hearing from the establishment. For another, joining the Trump coalition has been made costlier for marginal outsiders and ignoring the Trump coalition is now less likely for committed opponents. In other words, the Trump administration is itself sending loyalty signals to its supporters by burning its bridges with other groups.

These lower-status lies are also a short-run strategy. They represent a belief that a lot can be pushed through fairly quickly, bundled with some obfuscation of the truth, and that long-term credibility does not need to be maintained. Once we get past blaming Trump for various misdeeds, it’s worth taking a moment to admit we should be scared he might be right about that.

So the overall picture is this: The Trump administration trusts neither its own appointees nor its own supporters, and is creating a situation where that lack of trust is reciprocal. That is of all things a strategy for getting things done, and these first one hundred days are going to be a doozy.

Netzpolitik: Regulierungsdauerfeuer gegen Fake News und Social Bots ohne empirische Grundlage

[Im] 16-seitige Thesenpapier des Büros für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung […] heißt es zum Thema Social Bots:

Es gibt lediglich eine begrenzte Anzahl prominenter Beispiele der Einflussnahme durch Social Bots, auf die sowohl in der Presse als auch in wissenschaftlichen Artikeln immer wieder Bezug genommen wird. Der in den Artikeln beschriebene Wirkungsraum ist an erster Stelle Twitter und schon seltener Facebook. Das Ausmaß der tatsächlichen Einflussnahme ist allerdings noch kaum belegt.