Alt-right

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The alt-right, an abbreviation of alternative right, is a loosely connected far-right, white nationalist movement that originated in the United States.wikipedia
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The alt-right, an abbreviation of alternative right, is a loosely connected far-right, white nationalist movement that originated in the United States.
Used to describe the historical experiences of fascism and Nazism, it today includes neo-fascism, neo-Nazism, Third Position, the alt-right, and other ideologies or organizations that feature ultranationalist, chauvinist, xenophobic, racist, anti-communist, or reactionary views.

Breitbart News

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In 2015, it attracted broader attention—particularly through coverage on Steve Bannon's Breitbart News—due to alt-right support for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
Breitbart News aligned with the alt-right under the management of former executive chairman Steve Bannon, who declared the website "the platform for the alt-right" in 2016.

Traditionalist Worker Party

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It came to be associated with other white nationalist websites and groups, including Andrew Anglin's Daily Stormer, Brad Griffin's Occidental Dissent, and Matthew Heimbach's Traditionalist Worker Party.
Various sources refer to it as being part of the broader "alt-right" movement active within the U.S. during the 2010s.

Richard B. Spencer

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In 2010, the American white nationalist Richard B. Spencer launched The Alternative Right webzine.
Spencer created the term "alt-right", which he considers a movement based on "white identity".

4chan

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His term was shortened to "alt-right" and popularised by far-right participants of /pol/, the politics board of web forum 4chan.
The site has been described as a hub of Internet subculture, with 4chan's community being influential in the formation and spread of prominent Internet memes, including lolcats, Rickrolling, and rage comics, as well as activist and political movements, such as Anonymous and the alt-right.

Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign

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In 2015, it attracted broader attention—particularly through coverage on Steve Bannon's Breitbart News—due to alt-right support for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
Opposition to Trump grew during his campaign among both Republicans (who viewed Trump as irrevocably damaging to the party and its chances of winning elections during and after 2016, leading to the coalescence of the Stop Trump movement) and Democrats (who decried Trump's anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim policies, his behavior toward critics, his treatment of the media, and his support from the ethno-nationalist alt-right).

Manosphere

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The alt-right is anti-feminist, advocates for a more patriarchal society, and intersects with the men's rights movement and other sectors of the online manosphere.
The manosphere is a loose collection of predominantly Web-based misogynist movements associated with the alt-right.

Alt-lite

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Individuals aligned with many of the alt-right's ideas but not its white nationalism have been termed "alt-lite".
The alt-lite, also known as the alt-light and the new right, is a loosely-defined right-wing political movement whose members regard themselves as separate from both mainstream conservatism and the far-right, white nationalist perspective characteristic of the alt-right.

National Policy Institute

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In 2011 Spencer became the head of the white nationalist National Policy Institute and launched the Radix Journal to promote his views; in 2012, he stepped down from the AlternativeRight website and took it offline in December 2013.
It lobbies for white supremacists and the alt-right.

White genocide conspiracy theory

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Some alt-rightists are anti-semitic, promoting a conspiracy theory that there is a Jewish plot to bring about white genocide; other alt-rightists view most Jews as members of the white race.
In 2008, the conspiracy theory spread beyond its explicit neo-Nazi and white nationalist origins, to be embraced by the newly founded alt-right movement.

/pol/

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His term was shortened to "alt-right" and popularised by far-right participants of /pol/, the politics board of web forum 4chan.
/pol/ has been characterized as predominantly racist and sexist, with many of its posts taking explicitly alt-right and neo-Nazi points of view.

Hate group

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Groups using the "alt-right" label have been characterised as hate groups, while alt-right material has contributed to the radicalization of white men responsible for various far-right murders and terrorist attacks in the U.S. since 2014.
Since 2010 the term alt-right, short for "alternative right," has come into usage.

Peter Brimelow

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Seeking to distance themselves from such groups' violent, skinhead image, various white nationalist ideologues—namely Jared Taylor, Peter Brimelow, and Kevin B. MacDonald—sought to cultivate an image of respectability and intellectualism through which to promote their views.
Brimelow has also been described as a leader within the alt-right movement.

Ben Shapiro

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For instance, the conservative writer Ben Shapiro claims that the American Left has attempted "to lump in the Right with the alt-right by accepting a broader, false definition of the alt-right that could include traditional conservatism".
After leaving Breitbart News, Shapiro was a frequent target of anti-Semitic rhetoric from the alt-right.

Kevin MacDonald (evolutionary psychologist)

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Seeking to distance themselves from such groups' violent, skinhead image, various white nationalist ideologues—namely Jared Taylor, Peter Brimelow, and Kevin B. MacDonald—sought to cultivate an image of respectability and intellectualism through which to promote their views.
He has been described as part of the alt-right movement and has spoken at conferences for Holocaust deniers.

The Daily Stormer

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It came to be associated with other white nationalist websites and groups, including Andrew Anglin's Daily Stormer, Brad Griffin's Occidental Dissent, and Matthew Heimbach's Traditionalist Worker Party.
It considers itself a part of the alt-right movement.

Vox Day

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Notable promoters of the alt-right included Spencer, Vox Day, Steve Sailer, and Brittany Pettibone.
He has been described as a white supremacist, a misogynist, and part of the alt-right.

Mike Cernovich

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As well as Yiannopoulos, other prominent figures associated with the alt-lite included Mike Cernovich and Gavin McInnes.
He has been characterized as a part of the alt-right, but does not identify himself as such.

Steve Sailer

Notable promoters of the alt-right included Spencer, Vox Day, Steve Sailer, and Brittany Pettibone.
He is a former correspondent for UPI and a columnist for Taki's Magazine and VDARE, a website associated with white supremacy, white nationalism, and the alt-right.

Nouvelle Droite

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Spencer's "alternative right" was influenced by earlier forms of American white nationalism, as well as paleoconservatism, the Dark Enlightenment, and the Nouvelle Droite.
Part of the alt-right also claims to have been inspired by De Benoist's writings.

2016 United States presidential election

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On being elected, Trump disavowed the movement.
Previously on August 25, 2016, Clinton gave a speech criticizing Trump's campaign for using "racist lies" and allowing the alt-right to gain prominence.

Anti-Defamation League

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The Anti-Defamation League states that "alt-right" is a "vague term actually encompass[ing] a range of people on the extreme right who reject mainstream conservatism in favor of forms of conservatism that embrace implicit or explicit racism or white supremacy".
In July 2017, the ADL announced that they would be developing profiles on 36 alt-right and alt-lite leaders.

Dark Enlightenment

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Spencer's "alternative right" was influenced by earlier forms of American white nationalism, as well as paleoconservatism, the Dark Enlightenment, and the Nouvelle Droite.
The Dark Enlightenment has been described by journalists and commentators as alt-right and neo-fascist.

Donald Trump

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In 2015, it attracted broader attention—particularly through coverage on Steve Bannon's Breitbart News—due to alt-right support for Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
The alt-right movement coalesced around Trump's candidacy, due in part to its opposition to multiculturalism and immigration.

Stephen McNallen

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Early issues featured articles by white nationalists like Taylor and MacDonald as well as the Heathen Stephen McNallen.
In the 21st century he became more politically active, becoming involved in both environmentalist campaigns and white nationalist groups linked to the alt-right movement.