Internet users can put together their own ‘mix tape’ of racism: anti-hate expert

The Internet plays a huge role in radicalizing people and recruiting for neo-Nazi organizations, an anti-hate expert told Global News.The issue is in the public eye after an investigation by the Winnipeg Free Press revealed a member of the Canadian Armed Forces is allegedly responsible for putting up posters around Winnipeg for a white supremacist group called The Base.Story continues below

That investigation named Master Cpl. Patrik Mathews as an alleged recruiter for the white supremacist network, The Base.The report alleged that Mathews, currently a combat engineer at a Canadian Forces base in Winnipeg, put up neo-Nazi posters across the city for the hate group.READ MORE: Canadian Armed Forces investigating member for alleged involvement in hate networkBrian Levin, with the Centre for the Study of Hate and Extremism, said while younger generations are more tolerant than their grandparents, the Internet is making it easier for people to get involved in hate groups.“We’ve seen the normalization of white supremacy,” Levin said.“Some people will refuse to use Nazi and Klan symbols because they think it’s bad branding, but they still don’t want people of colour, and people of non-Christian faith, in their country.”View link »