Incels: how online extremism is changing

“Incels” are an online community of mostly young men, some of whom promote violent hatred of women. In the online world, violent extremism is evolving in ever more fluid ways — with fatal consequences in the real world.

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See more from our Now & Next series:

00:00 – How the internet is changing violent extremism
01:10 – The radicalisation superhighway
02:50 – The myth of the lone wolf
03:47 – Incels, QAnon and the digital sphere
04:20 – Violent subcultures and niche communities
05:31 – Alt-right and far right groups
07:30 – Instant, endless misinformation
07:59 – Andrew Tate and the normalisation of hate
09:15 – AdTech, interception and prevention

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