80,000 Britons on web forum run by neo-Nazis
Jeebus. That’s more than the BNP vote, isn’t it? And we know hot all of them can read let alone log on.
A white nationalist and neo-Nazi online discussion forum received 80,000 responses from people in the UK, Theresa May will reveal today, as she says it is time to confront the growing threat from the far right.
Well, that’s less worrying. It’s a different number, responses to members. for one person might make many responses. Which is actually how web forums work.
The work by the Home Office’s Office for Security and Counter Terrorism shows that a white nationalist and neo-Nazi discussion forum had 12 million posts during its lifetime. In one month it had 800,000 visits, with 80,000 appearing to originate from the UK, according to Downing Street.
Oh, wait, what? 80,000 visits? That’s less than this blog gets in a month. Hmm, well, maybe. But we’re in tat sort of range, a specialised and exotic taste or fashion at least.
Details matter, eh?