Knowledge on how to make homemade explosives was for the most part transferred or facilitated online, including via encrypted cloud-based instant messaging services and social networking sites.

This Is Not a Game: How Steam Harbors Extremists

On June 10, 2019, authorities in Northern California arrested Ross Farca, 23, on state felony criminal threats and weapons charges. They acted on an anonymous tip sent to the Concord, California, Police Department, flagging a potential imminent threat.

The criminal complaint states that Farca, using the handle “Adolf Hitler (((6million)))),” repeatedly posted online threats against “high value” Jewish targets and police officers, praised Christchurch mosque shooter Brenton Tarrant as a “hero” and boasted of violent plans: “Wanna see a mass shooting with a body count of over 30 subhumans?”

The platform hosting these threats: Steam, the leading storefront and social platform for PC games.

Read more at ADL

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