White Supremacist hand signal Hoax spread by Fake Media

Have you heard of the white supremacist hand sign? It is the latest hoax from members of the notorious website 4chan.

…One of the more successful of these recent 4chan hoaxes, also originating in February 2017, was the concept that white supremacists were drinking milk to show “the superiority of the white race” and the “purity of white milk.” One hoaxer trying to convince the Anti-Defamation League “explained” that “they are chugging milk in front of people of color, quoting racist books and phrases and supposed statistics about people of color being lactose intolerant.” Even a number of media websites bought into the milk hoax.

The fact that all of these hoaxes have emerged in recent months is not a coincidence; they are a reaction to the surge of media attention given to white supremacy, especially the alt right, in the wake of the 2016 election campaign.

Jewish White House staffer Stephen Miller adjusting his suit and tie before an interview

They are also a response to the willingness of many on the left in the United States to believe that the Trump administration is full of hardcore white supremacists, a belief so powerful that recently a photo of White House staffer Stephen Miller adjusting his suit and tie before an interview went viral with the claim that Miller was actually using his hands to form an obscure white supremacist hand sign for “white power” as a secret signal to white supremacists who might be watching.

-adl.org

When Puerto Rican journalist Cassandra Fairbanks and journalist Mike Cernovich took a picture from the White House Press briefing room, they did not expect to be lied about. Yet two purveyors of fake news accused them of flashing a “white supremacy” symbol.

A fusion blogger, in a Tweet RT’ed over 4,500 times, claimed the OK sign is a “white supremacist” symbol.

…The Independent, a U.K. publication with offices in New York, amplified Fusion’s lie by publishing an article falsely accusing Fairbanks and Cernovich of racism. Neither Cernovich nor Fairbanks are “alt-right,” and they certainly were not making inappropriate gestures…

-medium.com

 


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