Elon University Professor Partners with SPLC and Antifa to Dox 'Far-Right Extremists'
An Elon University computer science professor has dedicated herself to doxing people she considers to be white supremacists or far-right extremists, sending their personal information to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), left-wing groups, and even antifa, it has been revealed.
Professor Megan Squire is, in fact, antifa's new "secret weapon," Wired recently trumpeted in a fawning profile piece.
While most of the people Squire targets appear to adhere to some form of far-right extremist ideology, many others, according to her own criteria, are guilty of nothing more than being anti-Obama, anti-SJW, against radical Islam, or against gay marriage. In other words, right-of-center citizens simply exercising their right to free speech on social media.
According to Wired, "Squire manages a set of programs that monitors 400,000 accounts" of "white nationalists" on Facebook and other online sources.
Squire, on her own blog, writes, "I have found that the Facebook social network is actually a very rich source of data about far-right extremist groups. For 500,000 members of 1,336 different far-right extremist groups and events, Facebook is the perfect place for recruitment and community-building."
Squire works closely with the SPLC, to which she often feeds her data. SPLC analysts reportedly use the data to "provide information to police or to reveal white supremacists to their employers, seeking to get them fired."
The punchline here, of course, is that the SPLC is considered by many to be a left-wing extremist group whose “hate group” designation of the conservative Family Research Council (FRC) triggered a domestic terror attack a few years back. (The FRC, incidentally, is listed as one of the keywords Squire uses to ferret out "far-right extremists.")
According to Wired, Squire sent "several high-profile names" from her list to a left-wing activist she knew would take "more radical action—like posting their identities and photos online, for the public to do with what it would."
But it gets worse. Squire claims to be peaceful herself, but considers the violent anarcho-communist goons of antifa to be "among her strongest allies," according to Wired.
She doesn’t consider herself to be antifa and pushes digital activism instead of the group’s black-bloc tactics, in which bandanna-masked activists physically attack white supremacists.
But she is sympathetic to antifa’s goal of silencing racist extremists and is unwilling to condemn their use of violence, describing it as the last resort of a “diversity of tactics.” She’s an intelligence operative of sorts in the battle against far-right extremism, passing along information to those who might put it to real-world use. Who might weaponize it.
Squire was impressed with antifa when she first encountered them last year, telling Wired that “they were a level of mad about racism and fascism that I was glad to see. They were definitely not quiet rainbow peace people.” Soon she was feeding information to her newfound antifa friends.