How to deal with an online backlash
The Hill article It has been almost two years since a conservative activist launched a Facebook page with a message about a possible attack on President Donald Trump: “If we can’t defeat him in 2020, then he’ll be replaced by a white supremacist.”
The page was suspended shortly after it was launched and replaced by an image of Trump on a wall, with a line under it: “The real danger to our Republic lies in the White House.”
The White House has not responded to questions about the poster’s identity, which was later removed.
The Facebook page, which remains active, was created by the white supremacist Richard Spencer, who is known for his fiery rhetoric against Muslims, Hispanics and immigrants.
Spencer has been labeled a “white supremacist” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, and he has been linked to the group Antifa, a far-right anti-fascist group that has been banned from using Facebook.
The alt-right, or white nationalist, movement has grown in popularity over the past two years and has been credited with inspiring white supremacist attacks in the United States.
Many alt-righters see the alt-lites as a natural extension of the American far right.
In recent months, Spencer and other white supremacists have been at the center of protests in cities across the country.
In Charlottesville, Virginia, a white nationalist group turned violent, with two people killed, and dozens injured, including two police officers.
The White Helmets, a nonprofit organization that provides rescue services to civilians in Syria, has been at center stage in recent months.
Its videos have also been viewed millions of times on YouTube.
The group has received criticism from the U.S. government for failing to conduct sufficient investigations into its own actions.
The White House says the group is responsible for the deaths of civilians.
The posters’ original message was a variation on a phrase from a 2016 tweet by former Vice President Mike Pence.
It reads: “This will be a revolution.”
Spencers original message appeared to refer to the rise of the alt right in the wake of Trump’s election.