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Metapolitical New Right Influencers: The Case of Brittany Pettibone

Culture Studies Departement, Tilburg University, 5037 AB Tilburg, The Netherlands
Soc. Sci. 2020, 9(7), 113; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci9070113
Received: 8 May 2020 / Revised: 30 June 2020 / Accepted: 1 July 2020 / Published: 2 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Global Rise of the Extreme Right)
Far-right movements, activists, and political parties are on the rise worldwide. Several scholars connect this rise of the far-right at least partially to the affordances of digital media and to a new digital metapolitical battle. A lot has been written about the far-right’s adoption of trolling, harassment, and meme-culture in their metapolitical strategy, but researchers have focused less on how far-right vloggers are using the practices of influencer culture for metapolitical goals. This paper tries to fill this gap and bring new theoretical insights based on a digital ethnographic case study. By analyzing political YouTuber and #pizzagate propagator Brittany Pettibone, this paper contributes to our understanding of radicalization processes in relation to the use of digital media. View Full-Text
Keywords: Brittany Pettibone; new right; metapolitics; influencer; metapolitical influencer Brittany Pettibone; new right; metapolitics; influencer; metapolitical influencer
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