The Right Wing

Infiltrator Goes Inside the Alt-Right, and What He Finds Is Disturbing

How a gay anti-fascist activist went under cover to infiltrate a group of white supremacists.

Photo Credit: Tony Crider / Flickr

Patrik Hermansson, a gay anti-fascist activist, would seem like an obvious target for the white supremacists, far-right populists and neo-Nazis who make up the alt-right movement. Yet the 25-year-old was able to successfully infiltrate the alt-right's ranks as part of a year-long undercover investigation for Hope Not Hate, a UK-based organisation that monitors hate groups. Posing…

Patrick Strickland is an online producer at Al Jazeera English. He has reported from across Europe, the Middle East and North Africa and the United States.

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