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We Were Warned

Activists have known for years that far-right online chatter can turn into real-world violence

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As insurrectionists stormed the Capitol on Wednesday, encouraged and inspired by Donald Trump, I was struck by how many people were apparently surprised. Pundits and politicians alike remarked how “unbelievable” the terrorism was, how shocking…

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Jessica Valenti

Feminist author & columnist. Native NYer, pasta enthusiast.

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