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.

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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…

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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.