First off, I’d like to say we dindu nuffin.
It was a cold winters day on January 10, 2017. Everyone’s favorite band of internet anons, still high off the Trump victory were just posting memes, fidget spinning, and having discussions about our good buddy Rick Wilson taking 4chan bait connected to the fake Trump dossier which had been coincidentally released that same day. Little did we know the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Hate Tracker™️ algorithm was busy crunching “extremist group” data from Twitter dot com and the #AnimeRight were showing up on their radar.
What is the SPLC Hate Tracker?
Taken from hatetracker.io About SPLC Hate Tracker page:
"The Hate Tracker detects trends in a community of far-right Twitter users identified and reviewed by analysts in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project. These accounts represent a range of extremists – from the conspiratorial fringes of mainstream conservatism to outright white supremacists – who regularly use Twitter as a tool for media subversion, ideological indoctrination, and propaganda dissemination. These users also participate in many conversations and topics that are popular among more “mainstream” communities.
SPLC’s curated set of users was identified by investigating accounts that follow hate groups or hate group leaders on Twitter or tweets using speech specific to far-right extremism. Each account was manually verified by an analyst at the SPLC, and the population is updated monthly. The data set goes back to August 15, 2016.
Every half-hour, the HateTracker takes the average of all the far-right hashtags and, using a standard score, ranks those that are above or below the mean. If a hashtag is 2.5 standard deviations above the mean, it is considered trending upward. If a hashtag dips below the mean, it is considered trending downward. The gold line represents 2.5 standard deviations above the mean.
HOW TO USE
The Hate Tracker allows several avenues for exploration.
1.In the navigation, sign up to receive email alerts for insight into what’s trending among far-right Twitter accounts. Summaries will be sent twice daily.
2.On the Trending page, click back to view trending topics by date.
3.On the Hashtag page, drag the timeframe to explore the most popular trending topics over time. The data goes back to August 2016.
4.Click on “Images” in the top navigation bar to view image content associated with trending topics. Warning: This content may be offensive. We have restricted the view to prevent offensive content from being viewed in full.
5.Click through on a given hashtag to see top accounts that are mentioned and to view images associated with the hashtag.
6.Follow the Hate Tracker on Twitter.
7.For developers: email us for access to our data."
tl;dr: If you are right wing on Twitter, they track the hashtags you use and employee kabbalah magic to determine if the hashtag contains hate speech. Then they basically tattle on you to spastic SJWs who think they are Nazi hunters.
The #AnimeRight have their own Hate Tracker page!
What exactly were the #AnimeRight doing on Twitter January 10, 2017?
Have a look for yourself...
Twitter advanced search for #AnimeRight on 01-09-2017 until 01-11-2017
You'll find a few gems like
Maybe it was the revelation that Dillon Roof enjoyed anime?
Was it due to trolling Lauren Duca for getting Martin Shkreli's twitter accounts banned?
I mean... Lauren Duca did fall for Navy Seal copypasta. So there's that.
To be honest, we'd probably know if Twitter hadn't suspended so many of our accounts which lead to the deletion of historical information which could solve the mystery. Good job, Jack Dorsey. You tainted the evidence at the scene of a hate crime. smh.
#AnimeRight Trends Hate Tracker at #9 on November 20, 2017
It's unclear what all this means for the future of the #AnimeRight, but we are surely one step closer to that day when the ADL lists anime itself as a symbol of hate.