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Meet Japan’s Version of Trump-Loving ‘Alt-Right’ Internet Trolls

In the era of the so-called weaponized social media, internet trolls have taken form as a widely used political tool used by the influential parties in different parts of the world to push their agenda. Interestingly, observers are now pointing to the origin of these online armies being a group of neo-nationalists from Japan called the Netto uyoku.

With similar styles and operations to America’s “alt-right movement”, it is quite possible that these modern-era propagandists may have been shaped or at least inspired by Japan’s Net uyoku (literally the Japanese internet right-wingers).