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Police seize rifle, 500 ammunition rounds from controversial Christchurch pastor in New Year’s Eve raid

Police raided the home of a controversial anti-government, pro-gun pastor on New Year’s Eve to seize a gun and ammunition after receiving concerns about a person’s wellbeing. Carl Bromley, founder of the Life Connection Missionary Baptist Fellowship in Christchurch, received a voicemail and a letter in his mailbox explaining police had taken his rifle onContinue reading “Police seize rifle, 500 ammunition rounds from controversial Christchurch pastor in New Year’s Eve raid”

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American vaccine misinformation and extremism are infiltrating New Zealand

When Josephine Bartley, a member of the city council in Auckland, New Zealand, heard that a local Covid-19 vaccination clinic had been vandalized early this month, she drove over to survey the damage. After she spoke to the owners and helped them connect with law enforcement officials, she noticed three men loitering near her parking spot. “Some guysContinue reading “American vaccine misinformation and extremism are infiltrating New Zealand”

Huge hack reveals embarrassing details of who’s behind Proud Boys and other far-right websites

Epik long has been the favorite Internet company of the far-right, providing domain services to QAnon theorists, Proud Boys and other instigators of the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol – allowing them to broadcast hateful messages from behind a veil of anonymity. But that veil abruptly vanished last week when a huge breachContinue reading “Huge hack reveals embarrassing details of who’s behind Proud Boys and other far-right websites”

Targeting Australia’s largest neo-Nazi group | 60 Minutes Australia

A joint investigation by 60 MINUTES, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald to infiltrate and expose a toxic and rotting world of hate. Reporter Nick McKenzie has been working on this clandestine operation for the past eight months. The threat is so significant Australia’s top spy, the director-general of ASIO has agreed to his firstContinue reading “Targeting Australia’s largest neo-Nazi group | 60 Minutes Australia”

Canada unveils plans to make online hate speech a crime

Canada’s Liberal government on Wednesday unveiled plans to make online hate speech a crime, although the proposed legislation excludes social media platforms for now. The proposed amendments to Canada’s criminal codes and human rights act, which have been in the works for many months, come just weeks after an attack that killed four members ofContinue reading “Canada unveils plans to make online hate speech a crime”