r/Conspiracy is a subreddit for edgy teenagers, schizophrenic basement dwellers, gun-toting libertarians and white nationalists. Typical posts include:
- "The mainstream media is preventing Ron Paul from becoming president!"
- "A friend of a friend told me that the Zionist Jews have been planting listening devices on cats."
- "Come on guys. Hitler wasn't actually that bad."
- "The mainstream media is full of Western propaganda! For the truth, you should check out this article from Iranian Press TV!"
- "Some guy on Reddit disagreed with me and told me that my links to Infowars.com didn't count as evidence. When's the last time you came across a paid shill?"
- "9/11 was an inside job! Why can't you pathetic sheeple WAKE UP and understand this?"
- "Jews did 9/11."
White Nationalists / Stormfront Members
r/Conspiracy was infiltrated and taken over by White Nationalists after a number Stormfront members realized that they could post links to antisemitic articles and receive upvotes for them.
To put this into perspective, the third-top mod on the r/Conspiracy moderator panel is a user called "Soccer". "Soccer" owns a number of white nationalist subreddits and considers himself to be a "Holocaust revisionist". Soccer's posting history in other subreddits is extremely revealing:
- He sought permission to take over the subreddit: r/AdolfHitler. This request was turned down after a Reddit user informed the admins that "Soccer" was a white nationalist.
- Currently controls r/Holocaust, on which he has given himself the flair/tag "revisionist". This subreddit is currently being used by other white nationalists to discuss the finer points of Holocaust Denial.
- After Hitler's parents graves were vandalized, he claimed that "the Jews" were behind it, calling it "Jew Rage".
- He has posted a number of articles from TheOccidentalObserver.net, which is a white nationalist website that uses the tagline: "White Identity, Interests and Culture".
- He setup and controls the subreddits r/AmericanJewishPower and r/BritishJewishPower.
- Posted a link that claimed the "Frankish Jews committed the Holocaust".