Social Media Researcher Erin Gallagher put this short video together, showing when Google Trends have spiked for "white nationalists" and "white supremacists," and comparing that to national interest in "Antifa" — the umbrella term for a loose affiliation of anti-fascist activists, which has been appropriated by Trump and Fox News and turned into shorthand for a fictional group of highly-organized Black Bloc terrorists funded and trained by George Soros, the Democratic Party, and the "Deep State."
You can see similar results on Fox News:
Or on Twitter searches:
There's one, clear takeaway from any of this; and certainly, correlation is not causation. But it is interesting to note how no one gave a crap about "Antifa" until the very, very recent Trump propaganda campaign.
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