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Hatewatch Headlines 2/26/2018

Oath Keepers begin guard duty — without invitation — outside an Indiana high school; Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson has political ambitions; a gay-bashing church in Harlem has a sign problem, and more.

Crooks and Liars: Fox News’ Tucker Carlson allows a Parkland, Florida, shooting survivor lie about an email exchange he had with CNN.

New York Times:  Facebook and Google fall short of their intentions to pull down bogus postings claiming that survivors of the Florida school shooting were paid actors or involved in assorted conspiracies.

The Oregonian: Right-wing activist Joey Gibson, leader of the Patriot Prayer group that’s been at the center of several “Alt-Right” gatherings, now says he wants to run as a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Washington state.

WDAY: The Cass County, North Dakota, Republican convention votes to expel white nationalist Peter Tefft, who was involved in last summer’s Unite the Right rally in Virginia.

New York Post: Atlah World Ministries, a gay-bashing black church in Harlem, is usually immersed in pitching bogus conspiracy ideas, but is now fighting the city over its large hate-filled sign.

WANE-TV: A member of the Patriot-based Oath Keepers, armed with an AR-15 and a handgun, has begun performing unsolicited guard duty outside North Side High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The Intercept:  Another mass shooting.  Another example of white violence that didn’t raise alarms.

Motherboard:  Violent, anti-Semitic videos made by the extremist neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen are still on line at YouTube and the giant video game platform “Steam.”

Washington Post: Gateway Pundit, a conspiracy-hawking site, is at the center of the bogus Florida “crisis actors” hype that followed the Florida school shooting.

Observer:  The Conservative Political Action Conference’s communication director sparks controversy with a racially charged insult hurled at former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele.

Townhall:  CNN commentator Van Jones claims young people sees the National Rifle Association as the KKK because of the NRA’s “destructive role” in the debate on gun control.

Splinter News: PBS NewsHour hosts an extremist from the hosted anti-immigration hate group Center for Immigration Studies.

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