Global New Right

A white planetary symbol for Venus - used as a gender symbol for women - with a target on it.

Incel communities: an online renewal of the patriarchy

Paper
Jamie Demers
25/03/2022
10 minutes to read

This paper is an exploration of the anti-feminism of the incel community through digital discourse analysis of incel forums.

Bolsonaro holding a cell phone with his right hand in front of his face

The hate machine: how Bolsonaro makes use of algorithmic knowledge

Article
Larissa Andrade Pereira
21/03/2022
15 minutes to read

This paper aims to illustrate how Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro - and his communication strategists also known as¬†the ‚Äúhate cabinet‚ÄĚ - make use of algorithmic knowledge in order to circulate his message and ideology in the hybrid media system.

Right-wing Gramscianism: the hegemonic project of Thierry Baudet

Article
Tinus Sioen
29/03/2021
12 minutes to read

Thierry Baudet often mentions the Italian communist Antonio Gramsci. Analysing these references, this article places Baudet in a right-wing gramscian movement in order to get a better understanding of his hegemonic project. 

Extreme Politics

The post-normal era, uncertainty, and irony politics

Article
Lisa van Turnhout
07/04/2021
9 minutes to read

After decades of crises, normalization and fatigue leads to young people radicalizing online. Irony politics is a way of adopting new political narratives after the political middle has failed to give answers to these crises. 

proud boys, parler, social media

The Proud Boys in the hybrid media system

Article
Marieke Weeda
08/02/2021
15 minutes to read

This paper analyzes how the Proud Boys use the hybrid media system to spread their ideology, make use of metapolitics, and organise offline action. 

Kaitlin Bennett: The New Right Metapolitical Influencer

Article
Caya Van Der Plas
06/04/2021
15 minutes to read

This article analyzes how Kaitlin Bennett, the self-proclaimed 'most hated conservative woman on the internet', has made a succesful career as a metapolitical influencer using her knowledge about the affordances of digital media.

Before Parler was removed from Google and Apple's appstores and deleted from the Amazon servers, Parler users discussed the apparent 'cancellation' of their plaform. An analysis of their responses reveals a complex fusion of very distinct values and beliefs that can be linked to, inter alia, the Manosphere, alt-right movements and a whole range of conspiracy theories.

"Dems Fraud": Far Right and Data Voids on DuckDuckGo.com

Article
Carmen Gabriela Lupu
30/11/2020
11 minutes to read

This article deals with the 'dems fraud' data void on DuckDuckGo. While striving to overcome filter bubbles, DuckDuckGo has been overtaken by the New Right's optimized information ecosystem that only spreads their views.