What happened when I was the target of alt-right death threats - 2019-06-19
When you hear about a cryptic death threat directed against you, the first thing that hits is a feeling of morbid curiosity. "Is it serious?" you ask. An existential dread sits in, you look over your shoulder but it never feels fully resolved.
This happened to me and a number of other journalists after blogger Eoin Lenihan listed us in an article he published with the right-wing Australian commentary site Quillette. Lenihan claimed his article was a springboard to "further study", but to us it looked like a clumsy attempt to discredit journalists by trying to link us to antifascist activists based on the accounts we follow on Twitter.
While we would not view being connected to antifascist organisations as discrediting, in general, for the right, those groups represent a threat to them, so they try to paint "antifa" as violent extremists.