“The Incel Rebellion has already begun!” a Toronto man posted on Facebook before apparently plowing his van into a crowd.
Aaron Sankin is a reporter for Reveal covering online extremism, election administration and technology policy. Before joining Reveal, he was a founding editor of The Huffington Post's San Francisco vertical and a senior staff writer on The Daily Dot's politics team. His work has appeared in The Washington Post, Salon, Time, The Motley Fool, Mashable, Business Insider, San Francisco magazine and The Onion. A San Francisco Bay Area native, Sankin studied history and sociology at Rice University. His work at The Daily Dot was a finalist in Digiday's 2015 publisher of the year award, and a story he wrote about a Midwestern family being terrorized by a teenage hacker was labeled by The Atlantic as an essential piece of journalism for 2015. Sankin is based in Seattle.
The false narrative around the Pulse shooting, white supremacist messaging through diapers and what internal DOJ documents say about civil rights.
“Because so much disinformation is geared toward splitting people apart, it’s often racialized,” says Snopes Managing Editor Brooke Binkowski.
Internal employee surveys obtained by Reveal show that opinions of leadership have plummeted.
In this week’s roundup: A push for a new domestic terrorism law, Gonzo journalism on Nazis in Maine and a black activist saves a white supremacist.
The system run by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is supposed to help stop voter fraud, but it’s opening up millions to identity theft.
Plus: School shooter chat groups are taken down following our reporting, Richard Spencer’s struggles and a Confederate mural is painted over.
Steam, one of the world’s largest online gaming platforms, has a thriving community dedicated to glorifying and discussing school shootings.
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