They’re Not All the Same: A Longitudinal Comparison of Violent and Non-Violent Right-Wing Extremist Identities Online

This study examines the posting behavioral patterns of both violent and non-violent right-wing extremists (RWEs) within a sub forum of the largest white supremacy web-forum, Stormfront, in general, and whether there are differences in each user types’ radical posting behavior over time, which may contribute to their collective identity formation in particular. This study represents an original contribution to the academic literature on violent online political extremism on three key fronts.


Garth Davies, Ryan Scrivens, Tiana Gaudette, Richard Frank


Right-Wing Extremism in Canada and the United States, Chapter 10, pp.255-278