Associate Professor Thomas Holt quoted in Washington Post Article

Photo of Thomas HoltDr. Thomas Holt was quoted in a recent Washington Post article entitled “How a radical misogynist fooled millions of people and hundreds of journalists”.

“When extremists draw attention to themselves, it artificially increases their numbers,” said Thomas Holt, a professor of criminal justice at Michigan State University who studies fringe online groups. “These communities see a bump as people read the news and check it out. … And while we don’t know know how acceptance of belief happens online, exposure definitely matters.”

Read the full article HERE.