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Today’s R&D covers the alt-right, which drew attention last week when Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton blasted it for circulating rumors about her health. The alt-right is deemed as an alternative wing of mainstream conservatism and it flourishes on online news sites such as Infowars, the Drudge Report, and Breitbart. Critics deem it to be a source of white nationalism that is hostile to multiculturalism. Others argue that it is finding an appeal among voters who believe the government is broken and that mainstream conservatism become part of the problem in Washington.
The “alt-right” has been in the news a lot in recent days. Here’s what it is and who calls themselves members. https://t.co/hwtgmw5vEw
— NPR (@NPR) August 26, 2016
Breitbart loved Clinton’s speech on “alt-right” racism. “I’ll play it cool, but not that cool: It was a big moment” https://t.co/SSc86XQOFJ
— NYT Business (@nytimesbusiness) August 29, 2016
Reviews are in for how Hillary Clinton handled “alt-right” in speech https://t.co/50U98bvtd9
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 28, 2016