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The Internet has apparently backfired on hate groups that hoped going online would help boost membership. Turns out the Web is not a great recruiting tool for groups that rely on anonymity and secrecy to execute their wicked plots. According to WIRED NEWS, hate groups are discovering that, alas, the Internet has only exposed them to increased public scrutiny.

While hate sites have proliferated almost as fast as porn sites, their sponsoring groups’ membership and influence have reportedly stagnated. “It’s been extremely bad for hate groups. They’ve been exposed, scrutinized, and poked at,” said a representative of HateWatch. Some groups are even shunning would-be joiners and advocating “lone wolf” tactics, since sloppy crimes can be traced to groups online. Hmm, maybe there was something to that hooded-sheet idea, after all.

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