Anti-Semitic Trump supporters made a giant list of people to target with a racist meme
The alt-right Internet community has started to sneak into the fringes of the mainstream Internet recently, undoubtedly helped along by unofficial alt-right idol Donald Trump’s rise to prominence in the presidential race. And this means more people are getting introduced to the racist memes popular in this corner of the online universe.
This week, Mic wrote about (((echoes))), an anti-Semitic punctuation-based code for identifying Jewish people; a name appearing in between parentheses indicates the person is Jewish.
(((Echoes))) is also the basis of a Google Chrome extension called “Coincidence Detector,” which automatically placed those parentheses around more than 8,000 names, whenever those names appeared on a webpage viewed in Chrome with the extension active.
The extension’s description in the Chrome store sarcastically explained that its purpose was to “help you detect total coincidences about who has been involved in certain political movements and media empires.”
The names on the list were partially crowdsourced by the members of the anti-Semitic forum that started (((echoes))) in the first place.
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