Research has shown that UKIP polling is driven by media coverage rather than the reverse.
Is public discourse in the UK shifting to the right? It certainly seems to be.
‘Fake news’ is a meaningless term that is used for anti-democratic propaganda. We should all stop using it.
Fears about the resurgence of fascism might have seemed irrelevant during the past 70 years, when it was discredited. It doesn’t seem irrelevant today with liberal democracy on the defensive.
A researcher discovered that many US students cite alt-right websites in their research papers. Should teachers discuss the websites to help students tell fact from fiction?
In the 1930s, the Nazis used exhibitions to create a sense of belonging and support for their ideas. Today's far right groups go online to create a similar sense of community.
Kanye West is making headlines for his support of Donald Trump and remarks about slavery being a choice. The rapper has also signalled he's a fan of controversial Canadian professor Jordan Peterson.
From #SoyBoy to #MilkTwitter, there's a sinister side to milk.
Putin and Trump both invoke a kind of religion that emphasises a past golden age, rather than shared practices of church attendance and piety.
A history of inequality and division in society has reinforced a sense of separation – and it has benefited the far right.
We're pouring cold water on old ideas in this episode: from why the population of Easter Island really declined and what makes a good urban legend.
Thanks to the way they are portrayed in films and books, the Knights Templar have become identified with narrow-minded nationalism. This is unjust and inaccurate.
The backlash against the alt-right has ignited debates about free speech. But not all right-wing thought constitutes hate speech, and we need to identify the dividing line.
Schools and universities have a responsibility to protect students from hate speech while also exposing them to views that disrupt their ways of thinking and ideas of the world.
Trump's former chief strategist has returned to his media roots. And he has more than a few grudges.
The alt-right is trying to subvert America's history of opposition to fascism.
Media pundits are promoting Canada as exceptional in its tolerance and diversity but the truth is, Canadians have a tendency not to be not less racist than Americans, but to be less loud about it.
A row about whether Roman Britain was ethnically diverse has turned nasty.
We're living in an alternate political universe of brazen lies and grotesque online spectacles of incivility. Who - or what - is to blame for trolling going mainstream?
The term “meme” was coined in 1976. Today, these cultural artefacts have gone viral, and are redrawing the boundaries of acceptable political discourse.