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Right-wing extremists up propaganda efforts online

Published torsdag 29 december 2016 kl 09.38
Daniel Poohl: The podcasts are growing rapidly
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Motgift
Websites like Motgift and Metapedia are used by right-wing extremist groups for spreading propaganda. Credit: Markus Landén/Sveriges Radio

Right-wing extremist movements in Sweden are increasingly spreading their propaganda via podcasts, and have created their own social media platform.

One of the most active extremist online forums in Sweden is called Motgift, which translates as antidote. It started off as a podcast, but now also publishes articles, runs an online shop, and publishes a magazine. It has also been active in creating a social media platform resembling Facebook as an alternative for right-wing extremists, says Daniel Poohl at the Expo Foundation, which monitors the far-right movement in Sweden. 

“It’s for people who have been kicked off Facebook or who have got tired of Facebook,” he told Swedish Radio. 

One of the founders of Motgift has a background in the neo-Nazi Swedish Resistance Movement and the now-dissolved Party of the Swedes. 

Swedish right-wing extremists have a history of quickly adapting to new technologies, according to Daniel Poohl. Other right-wing extremist movements that have widened their reach online include Nordisk ungdom (Nordic Youth) and Motpol (Counterpoint). 

Motpol’s predecessor is behind Metapedia, a website similar to Wikipedia, but with a right-wing extremist perspective. For instance, the site disputes the Holocaust was a deliberate genocide. It was launched in Sweden in 2006 and now comes in twelve languages.

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