'Antifa Supersoldiers' Are Coming to Kill White People Within Days: Right Wing Conspiracy - 2017-11-01

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F267.png 'Antifa Supersoldiers' Are Coming to Kill White People Within Days: Right Wing Conspiracy November 1, 2017, Michael Edison Hayden, Newsweek

Well, it's come to this: The far-right obsession with antifa has been overblown into a fake news story that now rivals the most over-the-top Michael Bay movie. Allow Newsweek to introduce you to the "Antifa supersoldiers" who apparently exist in the minds of some people on the far right, and who are coming to "behead all white parents" across America this Saturday, if the bizarre and spiralling fake news story is to be believed.

As with the fake news story that antifa is waging civil war on America, which was started by Alex Jones at the conspiracy site InfoWars, the imaginary supersoldiers have been injected into the far-right's coverage of a series of rallies planned for Saturday to demand the removal of President Donald Trump from office. The story may sound asinine, but concerns are growing that it could lead to someone inflicting real-life violence, activists told Newsweek.

The "news" story, which has since been embraced with irony as a meme on left-leaning social media circles, spawned from a joke posted Friday on the comedic Twitter account @KrangTNelson. It said: "can't wait for November 4th when millions of antifa supersoldiers will behead all white parents and small business owners in the town square." The post was meant to mock the "festering panic over an exceedingly fake Civil War plot for which thousands of FOX News grandparents may, at this very moment, be boarding up their windows in panicked preparation," according to the anonymous person behind the Krang account, who wrote about the controversy he or she inadvertently started in a first-person story for VICE. Right-leaning accounts began to report the satirical tweet as being offensive, which led to the temporary suspension of @KrangTNelson's account on Twitter.

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