Far-Right YouTube Stars Plan Takeover of UKIP - 2018-06-26
On YouTube, Paul Joseph Watson spends his time ranting in front of a map of the world for his 1.2 million followers. Carl Benjamin poses as an ancient Mesopotamian leader. And Mark Meechan, who goes by the handle Count Dankula, is enjoying a new level of online fame after being fined £800 for teaching his pug to do a Hitler salute.
Together, they want to be the new face of Britain's struggling U.K. Independence Party.
Joined by former Breitbart writer Milo Yiannopoulos, the British YouTube personalities are attempting to flood the right-wing party's membership roles with supporters in what Watson describes as a "soft coup."