Julia R. DeCook (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is an assistant professor of Advocacy and Social Change in the School of
Communication at Loyola University Chicago. Her research interests include platform governance, online hate groups, race and gender, digital culture, and social justice and technology.
How “Countering Violent Extremism” Groups Elevate “Former” White Nationalists
In April 2020, Matthew Heimbach, founder and long-time leader of the neonazi Traditionalist Worker Party (TWP), announced he had left White nationalism behind in an article he wrote for the “countering violent extremism” organization Light Upon…