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The dark side of online activism: Swedish right-wing extremist video activism on YouTube
Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8866-0972
2014 (English)In: Mediekultur, ISSN 0900-9671, E-ISSN 1901-9726, Vol. 30, no 56, p. 79-99Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In recent years, an emerging body of work, centred on specific communicative forms used in facilitating collective and connective action, have contributed to greater understanding of how digital communication relates to social mobilisation. Plenty of these studies highlight the progressive potentiality of digital communication. However, undemocratic actors also utilise the rapid advancement in digital technology. This article explores the online video activism of extreme right-wing groups inSweden. It analyses more than 200 clips on YouTube, produced by five right-wingextremist organisations. The study shows that the extreme right deploy video activism as a strategy of visibility to mobilise and strengthen activists. Moreover, the groups attempt to alter the perception of (historically-rooted) socio-political identities of the extreme right. Furthermore, YouTube becomes a political arena in which action repertoires and street politics are adapted to the specific characteristics of online video activism. Finally, video activism could be understood as an aestheticisation of politics.

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Sammenslutningen af Medieforskere i Danmark (SMID) , 2014. Vol. 30, no 56, p. 79-99
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You Tube, social media, extremism, online activism
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Media and Communications
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Media and Communication Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-48527OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-48527DiVA, id: diva2:905833
Available from: 2014-07-07 Created: 2016-02-23 Last updated: 2018-06-18Bibliographically approved

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