The term “Alt Right” originated with extremists but increasingly has found its way into the mainstream media. People who identify with the Alt Right regard mainstream or traditional conservatives as weak and impotent, largely because they do not sufficiently support racism and anti-Semitism.
ADL praised Twitter for its “critical” move after the social media platform announced that it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that have violated policies related to the promotion of terrorism. “By suspending accounts that have regularly promoted terror and other deeply troubling content, Twitter has taken an important step forward in combating cyberhate," said ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt.
“Whether it’s marching with Martin Luther King, standing with the LGBT community, standing with immigrants and refugees, or people of any faith, we try to maintain fidelity with both halves of that mission. When we protect the Jewish people we make this country a better place and we make it safe for all people, so we see these things as complementary.”
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