Australian neo-Nazi and white supremacist activists use video-sharing platforms to disseminate their message and reach international audiences, chiefly using: YouTube, Odysee, BitChute, and Telegram videos, as well as their own websites, and, to a lesser extent, TikTok.
The video content produced and shared by these activists spans a range of formats and topics, all of which are designed to advance awareness of issues of concern to the Australian neo-Nazi and white supremacist movement.
This report will examine the main types of video content produced and published by Australian neo-Nazi and white supremacist activists, and provide several examples of how activists are using video media via YouTube, to disseminate their ideology.
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Podcasts And Livestreams
The most common type of video content produced and published by Australian neo-Nazi and white supremacist activists is podcast episodes. These podcasts often feature interviews or discussions between Australian neo-Nazi and white supremacist activists who reflect on topics of interest to the neo-Nazi and white supremacist movements.
This format offers a platform where activists can discuss issues in the Australian neo-Nazi and white supremacist movement, debate current affairs, reflect on recent activism, expand on the philosophical underpinnings of the movement, and engage with their followers.
One popular neo-Nazi livestream was launched in March of 2023, and has produced five episodes that have been published on YouTube.
While the content and subject matter of each episode typically vary from week to week, with emphasis of this livestream is on current affairs within Australia. The speakers have used several episodes to voice their strong opposition to the political campaign to establish the "Indigenous Voice to Parliament" - a consultative body that would advise government on policy pertaining to Indigenous Australian affairs.
Other recurring topics include criticism of multiculturalism, disapproval of Australia's immigration system, disseminating conspiracy theories pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, and sharing antisemitic conspiracy theories about Australian Jewry.