Latest from Razzan Nakhlawi

Far-right groups make plans for protests and assaults before and after Inauguration Day

Some of the groups have complained of a lack of clear direction from President Trump, who has been kicked off social media platforms.
  • Jan 14, 2021

QAnon reshaped Trump’s party and radicalized believers. The Capitol siege may just be the start.

The failed insurrection marked a grim milestone in how the paranoid conspiracy theory QAnon has radicalized Americans, reshaped the Republican Party and gained a forceful grip on right-wing belief.
  • Jan 13, 2021

A mob insurrection stoked by false claims of election fraud and promises of violent restoration

The threat of an attack on the Capitol had been building on pro-Trump forums in the weeks leading up to Jan. 6.
  • Jan 9, 2021

‘Nothing can stop what’s coming’: Far-right forums that fomented Capitol riots voice glee in aftermath

The takeover of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday underscored the potent, interactive role between the online and offline worlds. Violent talk on far-right forums fomented violent real-world action, which was then captured by smartphones, uploaded and celebrated on the same forums. The boundaries between the digital and analog all but disappeared as rage, provocation and gloating bounced back and forth, again and again.
  • Jan 7, 2021