‘Dear Mr. Neo-Nazi, can you please give me your informed consent so that I can quote your fascist tweet?’

Questions of social media research ethics in online ideology critique

Authored by: Christian Fuchs

The Routledge Companion To Media And Activism

Print publication date:  March  2018
Online publication date:  March  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138202030
eBook ISBN: 9781315475059
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315475059-41

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Abstract

Consider the following tweets posted on 9 November 2016, one day after Donald Trump won the US presidential election:

“President Trump wants to know if you have any last words Mr Soros?” #RevengeWillBeSweet #WhiteGenocide #RapeJIhad #RWDS #Trump #Trump16 [+ image of a Nazi shooting a Jewish person]

#Trump 卐 The end of #WhiteGenocide in America. #Nazi #SiegHeil

We won! This is a BIG win for the white race as a whole. And we won’t stop. We will take back what is ours! #MAGA #WhitePride #14words

Anti-Whites are shitting themselves right now. They do not like whites taking back their country!! #WhitePride #Trump2016

Gonna go kill some niggers, mexicans, and muslims tommorow trump will just pardon me lol cant wait wooo #MAGA

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