Julia Ebner has spent two years infiltrating far-right networks and written a book: Going Dark: The Secret Social Lives of Extremists . The counter-extremism expert discusses fear, loathing and democracy in an age of disinformation. The article below has this passage:
Going Dark builds on that research by revealing how extremist groups from across the ideological spectrum harness technology to spread the word, and exposes their methods of radicalisation, from online recruitment and networking to mobilisation and intimidation tactics. “The radicalisation engines that today’s extremists are building are cutting edge: artificially intelligent, emotionally manipulative and socially powerful,” Ebner writes in the introduction.
Link: https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...ght-movement-?

Background: In November 2019 I posted this elsewhere: Julia Ebner is a London-based analyst with a think tank; networking found she was admired for her research, you can judge yourself of course.