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Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:21 PM

What is the 'boogaloo?' How online calls for a violent uprising are hitting the mainstream


What is the 'boogaloo?' How online calls for a violent uprising are hitting the mainstream
The movement says it wants a second Civil War targeting liberal political opponents and law enforcement.
Feb. 19, 2020, 10:10 AM EST
By Brandy Zadrozny


An anti-government movement that advocates for a violent uprising targeting liberal political opponents and law enforcement has moved from the fringes of the internet into the mainstream in recent months and surged on social media, according to a group of researchers that tracks hate groups.

The movement, which says it wants a second Civil War organized around the term “boogaloo,” now includes groups on mainstream internet platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Reddit as well as fringe websites including 4chan, according to a report released Tuesday night by the Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI), an independent nonprofit of scientists and engineers that tracks and reports on misinformation and hate speech across social media.

While calls for organized and targeted violence in the form of a new Civil War have previously circulated among some hate groups, the emergence of the term “boogaloo” appeared to be a new and discrete movement. NCRI researchers analyzed more than 100 million social media posts and comments and found that through the use of memes — inside jokes commonly in the form of images — extremists have pushed anti-government and anti-law enforcement messages across social media platforms. They have also organized online communities with tens of thousands of members, some of whom have assembled at real-world events.

The report “represents a breakthrough case study in the capacity to identify cyber swarms and viral insurgencies in nearly real time as they are developing in plain sight,” John Farmer, a former New Jersey attorney general and current director of the Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience at Rutgers University, wrote in the report’s forward.

The report comes as U.S. law enforcement officials and researchers at various levels have issued warnings about the growing threat posed by domestic extremists motivated by fringe ideologies and conspiracy theories. Joel Finkelstein, NCRI’s director and a research scholar at the James Madison Program at Princeton University, said the report had been sent to members of Congress and the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Justice, among others.

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https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/what-boogaloo-how-online-calls-violent-uprising-are-getting-organized-n1138461?fbclid=IwAR3CxNjIptP3H8P9nC835ohpC7d_E7uDOamezyo2iy97btMi7AplWgR-h1o

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Reply What is the 'boogaloo?' How online calls for a violent uprising are hitting the mainstream (Original post)
babylonsister Feb 2020 OP
raging moderate Feb 2020 #1
Fla_Democrat Feb 2020 #2
4139 Feb 2020 #3
SmartVoter22 Feb 2020 #4
2naSalit Feb 2020 #5
rampartc Feb 2020 #6
NutmegYankee Feb 2020 #8
Strelnikov_ Feb 2020 #9
Initech Feb 2020 #7
mahina Feb 2020 #10
RandiFan1290 Feb 2020 #11
Lulu KC May 2020 #12
babylonsister May 2020 #13

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:23 PM

1. Good to know.

We must stay alert.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:29 PM

2. I believe the answer is.... F.A.F.O.




This seems like a gold mine in the making.



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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:48 PM

3. "No body can do the boogaloo like I do" ...lyrics from


Nobody But Me by The Human Beinz with Lyrics

https://m.


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:49 PM

4. So the traitors are moving into treason?

Can't wait to see the 'manifestos' that denounce the Constitution, line by line, and in favor of what?

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Response to SmartVoter22 (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 05:54 PM

5. In favor of all for them and shit for us, of course.

What else do you think they're after?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 06:03 PM

6. what i don't understand is

they have a sympathetic president and firm control if the senate. their judges will be setting precedents for a generation.

their press is ubiquitous and twists every fact to fit their narrative.

why do they need a "boogaloo?"

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Response to rampartc (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 06:20 PM

8. Because they want us gone.

And a Rwandan Genocide style event is their preferred means. It doesn't help that we choose to disarm while they acquire more and more mass murder weaponry.

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Response to rampartc (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 06:20 PM

9. Further . .


They are targeting liberals and . . . law enforcement.

Kinda enemy of my enemy is my friend move. Never thought I would be fighting the 2nd Civil War with a racist skinhead cop as a comrade.

The boogaloo makes Qanon appear well thought out.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 06:05 PM

7. The biggest threat to America isn't Al Qaeda, it's domestic terrorists.

And they're letting their true intentions be known.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 07:11 PM

10. Have you seen these people?

They are not warriors.

This is more FUD, now amplified by Russian bots

Not saying there won’t be violence but there already is violence.

There is no way this idea can prevail.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Feb 19, 2020, 07:16 PM

11. Y'all getting trolled

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun May 31, 2020, 09:38 AM

12. I had missed this and then George Floyd happened

Apparently they are part of the riots.

I searched DU thinking what, am I the only person who'd never heard of this? I see that the OP didn't get a lot of attention. It's time to pay attention.

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Response to Lulu KC (Reply #12)

Sun May 31, 2020, 10:54 AM

13. Thanks for reviving this. I had even forgotten about it. nt

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