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RT @TeddyAmen: .@broderick talked to a spokesperson for the app last week.
Another iFunny user this month has been arrested for threatening mass violence. He wrote, “I will carry out what I post.”
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RT @Overmayor: Me desperately trying to explain to anyone over the age of 35 how a large amount of male My Little Pony fans were radicalize…
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RT @PranavDixit: I had never heard of iFunny but thanks to @broderick I know now that it is a terrible place.
RT @ScottLucas86: After the Christchurch shooting, an iFunny user shared a simulation of the attack built in Minecraft. When one of its mem…
RT @ClaraBoldlyGoes: "[W]e have over 10 million [monthly active users] now. For sure some of them will shoot somebody, commit suicide, and…
An iFunny moderator told me one of the more haunting things I’ve ever heard. Within hours of the Christchurch attack, a user on the app had built a simulation of the shooting in Minecraft.
I got ahold of iFunny’s 100-page moderation handbook. New from me: iFunny Moderator: “I Fear The Next El Paso–Type Shooter Will Come From Our App”
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JUSTICE FOR @ToxicTikToks!!!
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RT @ClaudiaKoerner: A 21-year-old man who’s accused of killing his gay Jewish classmate was big on iFunny. After his arrest, other users t…
RT @ScottLucas86: When @broderick started asking questions to @iFunny about why the site was overrun with neo-Nazis who glorify of mass sho…
RT @srubenfeld: Visiting the site reveals a heavily curated front page — your typical meme fare, screenshots of viral tweets, GIFs from Red…
I dug a bit deeper: The Meme App iFunny Is A Huge Hub For White Nationalists And Neo-Nazis
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RT @BuzzFeed: Facebook Is Getting Rid Of "Secret" Or "Closed" Facebook Groups
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UPDATE: The 40-person ArmyOfChrist server Olsen started appears to be down. Keep in mind, though, that it was active for at least 10 days after his arrest. Interestingly, the FBI affidavit includes screenshots from Discord but doesn't specifically mention Discord by name.
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When I wrote last week that any website can turn into 8chan, that’s what I meant. It’s bigger than one site now. It’s in every community, every group of young men. It’s too late to think that knocking down one website can destabilize this movement.
As for Olsen's iFunny account, it's as nihilistic and violent as you can imagine. He's obsessed with "Trad values" and fantasizes about a white Christian ethnostate. It looks like ifunny took his account down after I emailed them about why it was still up.
The Discord is full of every chan-adjacent trope you can guess. Hate speech, gun talk, white nationalist memes. They're even making fun of Olsen for being arrested.
Olsen's Discord server has about 40-50 users in it at the moment. I've reached out to Discord for comment.
I've never come across this complete of a radicalization trail before. Olsen was using his small following of around 5,000 subscribers on iFunny to advertise a Discord channel.
Anywhere can be 8chan: 10,000 Rounds Of Ammo And 25 Guns Were Seized From A Teenager Posting Far-Right Memes On iFunny
In Gangnam, a new style
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RT @TomNamako: FDNY got back to us soon after this was published to say they did a review, not an investigation — though they wouldn’t desc…
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RT @AM2DM: Tumblr users actually became more active after the porn ban, because it gave them something to "fight against," theorizes @brode…
RT @qdbui: i don’t know what high school you went to but these kids all sat the same table
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