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Hatewatch Headlines 12/18/2018

YouTube has become an online radicalization machine; Fake news travels faster on Twitter; Banner desecrates Fields victim’s church; and more.

Daily Beast: How YouTube built a high-powered radicalization machine for the racist right.

MIT News: Study finds that on Twitter, fake news travels faster than true stories.

WHSV-TV (Harrisonburg, VA): Church in Nelson County desecrated with a banner praising James Fields Jr.

NBC Washington (DC): Unrepentant white supremacist gets two years for hate vandalism: ‘Heil Hitler. No regrets.’

Washington Post: Deportations under Trump are on the rise, along with fear in the immigrant community.

Salon: Michael Flynn, the FBI, and the far right’s latest nutbar conspiracy theory.

Right Wing Watch: White nationalist YouTuber claims Jeffrey Epstein once gave him $25,000.

Tablet: The New York Times just published an unqualified recommendation by Alice Walker for an insanely antisemitic book.

Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester, NY): St. John Fisher students tied to vandalism of Frederick Douglass statue.

Patch (New York): Man admits to vicious anti-gay subway attack because he saw two women kissing.

Oregonian: Former Oregon State student leader with ties to alt-right gets jail time for vandalism.

WPSD-TV (Paducah, KY): Paduchans are seeing white nationalist Identity Evropa stickers all over town.

Raw Story: New York teens record and post ‘extremely racist’ mock school shooting videos, and get arrested for terrorism.

Journal-Sentinel (Milwaukee, WI): Wisconsin county settles claim over arrest executed with surplus military vehicle.

Think Progress: Alleged German neo-Nazi police officers may have used law enforcement database to threaten people.

Echo (Liverpool, UK): Meet the secretive white nationalist group trying to recruit students and the homeless.

Politico: How Britain is grappling with a nationalist dark web, and why the government is worried.

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