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Some Things Never Change: An Interactive Guide to Online White Supremacy

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posted on 2023-05-24, 20:11 authored by Meghan Boisjoli

White supremacy and its values are not new, but the ways they recruit are ever-changing. These communities have found places to thrive online and, shrouded in anonymity, have developed new and sinister ways of attracting new members to their ideology. While it is certainly an uncomfortable topic, it is important to understand how these groups work, recruit and communicate with one another in order to understand how to quell their activity and influence. Through a combination of leaked Discord server chats, personal indoctrination stories and academic studies, this interactive fiction project will seek to make the tactics employed by white supremacists clear and easily understood, by allowing the player to experience the deterioration of relationships encouraged in white supremacist groups, and engage with a breadth of research in-game.

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Language

English

Degree

  • Master of Digital Media

Program

  • Digital Media

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

  • MRP

Thesis Advisor

Dr. Richard Lachman

Year

2020

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