NORTH-CAROLINA-POLTICS


11/13/2018 11:12pm

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Threats targeting UNC students take new meaning with connection to actual violence

The online account most involved in posting about UNC students is also the account most frequently interacted with by Robert Bowers, the alleged murderer of 11 people in a Pittsburgh synagogue last month. This discovery has made the constant influx of digital death threats and online harassment seem that much more real to the local activists on the receiving end.  “White supremacists are being radicalized online in the same way that ISIS radicalizes recruits,” said Heidi Beirich, director of the SPLC’s Intelligence Project.