Friday, January 22, 2021

Extremists in uniform

The New York Times's "At War" team has posted this story -- including an invitation for people to come forward with information about extremism in uniform. Excerpt:
For friends and relatives of veterans, and for most people with a Facebook account, the radicalization of a sizable fraction of veterans, and the embrace by veterans of conspiracy theories, is hardly news. It has been plainly visible in social media feeds for years. Similarly, extremists and bigots in uniform have long been outing themselves on social media with supportive references to conspiracy theories and the posting of neo-Nazi symbols and coded and not-so-coded references to hate.
What’s been harder to see, and to document, is what happens in military units on land and at sea. For this reason, The New York Times invites you to share your stories or tips about extremism in the armed forces. Please see the form below. We will not use your submissions without your explicit consent.

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