A conservative ideology can be described as a worldview that promotes “traditional values and a sense of family, home and community” that “does not include any liberal agenda.”
The term is not unique to conservative intellectuals.
But its popularity is spreading among liberals.
A recent Pew Research Center poll found that among millennials, nearly half said they hold conservative views, including an overwhelming majority who described themselves as conservative.
The rise of conservatives in social media is fueling the conservative backlash against liberal values.
In this June 17, 2017, file photo, conservative columnist Ann Coulter, left, and right, stand with conservative columnist Dana Perino during a rally at the Washington Convention Center in Washington.
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) The conservative backlash started with a tweet from conservative pundit Ann Coulter.
“What about the liberals who are trying to make the United States into the socialist country that they say it needs to be?”
Coulter tweeted at the time.
A conservative columnist with The Weekly Standard, Ann Coulter told BuzzFeed News she started noticing the backlash after the 2016 election.
“I realized that the alt-right was a movement that really did exist, but that it was being amplified by so many people,” Coulter said.
I just couldn’t believe it.” “
So I thought, ‘How is this possible?’
I just couldn’t believe it.”
The conservative commentator who coined the term said she first heard about the alt right during a visit to Washington D.C. where she met some conservative intellectuals and activists.
She said she noticed some of the activists sharing stories about being targeted for being conservative.
“A lot of them were being harassed on Twitter because they were not following the rules of social media,” she said.
In 2017, a conservative blogger who had been targeted by a tweet received death threats.
“The alt right was the name given to the alt, right-wing, alt-lite movement,” said the blogger, who asked not to be named.
“It’s not a real thing.
“Some of them are very extreme, and some of them have a lot of money. “
When you think of alt-lites, they are not really conservatives,” she continued.
“Some of them are very extreme, and some of them have a lot of money.
Some of them say things that are really nasty and hateful.
But they are actually people who want to have a sense that they’re part of a community and they’re not the fringe.”
She said the altright is gaining traction online because the alt is “taking over the internet.”
A group of Twitter users started the #AltRight hashtag in October 2017 to encourage the alt to get the attention it so desperately craves.
“This movement is growing, and it’s growing faster than any movement that’s ever existed before,” Coulter wrote.
“There’s a real power that exists online, that has never been seen before.
I think the media is a little bit blinded by their own narrative.
They think, ‘Oh, this is all just a fringe movement.’
The alt right is becoming more visible in the United Kingdom, where a group of far-right bloggers called #MAGA have been targeted.
On Tuesday, the group posted a list of 10 targets, including prominent right-leaning politicians, politicians and journalists.
Some members of the group, including Milo Yiannopoulos, have been blocked from Twitter for inciting hatred.
Yiannopoulos has defended the group in posts on the social media platform, and has been targeted for his right-winger stance.
He said the tweets were aimed at liberals, and that they were part of an effort to destroy his reputation.
“If you have a message of hate, you get attacked for it,” he wrote.
Yiannopoulos said the people targeted are “the most important people on the internet,” and that the media “must be forced to confront these issues.”
The tweets were removed after backlash from Twitter users, but Yiannopoulos later said that the tweet was taken down because it violated the site’s rules.
The alt-righters were able to spread their message because they had been identified by some Twitter users and had gained followers.
“We can’t allow this to be just a handful of people who have some bad taste in their heads and want to go around killing people,” Yiannopoulos said.