A thread started November 9 on a discussion board on a popular forum used by many white supremacists promoted the hijacking of the logo of The Washington Post ("WP") to stand for "white power," with the aim of forcing the Post to change its name. The thread encourages participants to disseminate the idea across a mainstream social media platform.
Between November 9 and 10, the campaign has spread through the forum and also to mainstream social media platforms, with users adding the Washington Post's logo to Nazi flags and other white supremacist and neo-Nazi symbols.
On The Forum
The posted campaign against The Washington Post.
Many forum users expressed their approval of this idea and enthusiasm for spreading the campaign.
On A Mainstream Social Media Platform
On this platform, users launched "psychological operations" replying to Washington Post articles with the statement that "WP" stands for "White Power."
One user's post pointed out the font similarities between the two logos.
Another posted the Nazi flag together with the Washington Post logo.
Yet another user directly shared the forum thread.
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