Extremism And Radicalism Finds New Life Online

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Monday, April 29th
A thwarted terror plot in Los Angeles today is merely the latest case of extremism in the U.S. in the last week.

Officials say the suspect wanted revenge for the recent mosque attacks in New Zealand and planned to target white nationalists, Jews and Christians.

It comes after one person died in a shooting at synagogue in San Diego County this weekend, and a man in Sunnyvale ran down a group of pedestrians last week because he thought they were Muslim.

Brian Levin is the Director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at CSU San Bernardino. He tells KCBS Radio anchors Jeff Bell and Patti Reising that despite differing ideologies, extremists have striking similarities when it comes to the use of social media.