Vice News reporter Elle Reeve appeared on CNN Thursday morning to offer a preview of a documentary on the racist “alt-right” movement that led violent demonstrations last year in Charlottesville, Virginia.
When asked by host John Berman about the state of the neo-Nazi movement one year after Charlottesville, Reeve said that the months after their infamous white nationalist rally have been “devastating” for them.
“Over time, the problems have been compounding,” she told Berman. “Of course, they’re kicked off social media, but they’ve also been kicked off payment processors, which means they can’t raise money online. It’s an internet movement and they need internet donations, so it’s impossible for them to get that.”
Reeve went on to explain how the various factions with the white nationalist movement have been at war with one another, which has further led to the movement splintering into pieces.
“There’s been all this in-fighting between groups,” she said. “Some of them have been ousted. One leader… was exposed as a fake war veteran. They’re really just back on their heels.”
Watch the video below.
Vice News' @elspethreeve on the alt-right's state ahead of the deadly Charlottesville rally anniversary: "It's been devastating for them…Of course, they're kicked off social media, but they've also been kicked off payment processors, which means they can't raise money online" pic.twitter.com/DJJxRu1bpD
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