In episode 57 of sh!tpost, host Jared Holt is joined by journalist Judd Legum, host of the podcasts Popular Info newsletter. Judd did some stellar reporting on the financial apparatus supporting 8Chan. They talk about rising extremism in America and what that means going forward. Later we’re joined by Hope Not Hate senior researcher Joe Mulhall for an update on U.K. far-right politics and why so many right-wing candidates are getting milkshakes dumped on their heads.
Stories referenced in this episode:
- Grumpy Cat, whose grumpiness brought joy to the internet, has died (The Verge)
- President Trump Is Collecting Social-Media Grievances (The Atlantic)
- Google Has A Secret Page That Records All The Things You’ve Bought Online (BuzzFeed News)
- Actor Isaac Kappy dies by suicide at age 42 (NBC News)
- It Appears That Even a Truck Full of Cash Can’t Get Top Talent to Work for Facebook These Days (Gizmodo)
- EXCLUSIVE: How money flows from Amazon to 8chan (Popular.Info)