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Racist Jew Tracker Targets Trumps Son-in-Law

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A deep dive into an abusive Neo-Nazi Chrome app built by self-proclaimed Trump supporters reveal it also targets The Donalds son-in-law, Jared Kushner.”>

Hordes of online Neo-Nazis thought they were being pretty clever.

They developed a coded insignia that could secretly mark out Jewish public figures and writers. Mic discovered this week that a Google Chrome app allowed fellow Nazis, trolls, and self-identified Donald Trump supporters to search blogs and social media and help them target the Jewish people who had been identified.

Typing the (((echoes))) symbol around a name acts like a corrupted anti-Semitic trigger warning and flags its targets as Jewish or anti-white to other bigoted users. Since most sites strip parentheses and other punctuation from search results, it is extremely difficult to find specific instances on social media, making it challenging to trace patterns of abuse.

When The Daily Beast examined the Chrome app, it also emerged that a list of named Jewish actors, directors, and media figures were being targeted.

Trump may be the favored presidential candidate of these trolls, but even his family members werent safe from their anti-Semitic attacks. Hidden in its JavaScript is Jared KushnerTrumps son-in-law. The owner of the New York Observer married Ivanka Trump in 2009.

Its a bit ironic, considering that such a large portion of Trumps support comes from the same hate groups who put this list together. Then again, its not like their garbage worldview makes any sense anyway.

Most of the users of the simple Chrome extension called Coincidence Detector, which was built by enterprising Neo-Nazis, probably have no idea how the app works. Its available in the Chrome store, and is designed to help you detect total coincidences about who has been involved in certain political movements and media empires. Arent Neo-Nazis subtle?

Curious about how they put it togetherWhat does Neo-Nazi JavaScript look like? Who is on the list? Who made it?I downloaded the extension and dug in.

If youre following along at home, Chrome saves extensions in the Library folder (on Mac, usually ~/Library/Application Support/Google/Chrome/Default/Extensions) under the apps ID, which generally looks like the product of someone repeatedly smashing their head against their keyboard or the name of a volcano in Iceland. In the case of Coincidence Detector: hldnghbakgkgeocjllocmpobpppkfepo.

But there were a few details worth mentioning. Based on the myscript.js file, the author apparently ripped the extensions function from this Stack Overflow post. The extension also changes any instance of Israel to Our Greatest Ally.

The extensions main JavaScript file started with a note reading // Initial list in case load doesnt work. Below that was an initial list of 171 Jewish surnames (as well as a few celebrities, including Woody Allen and Winona Ryder).

Update, 6/3/2016: The app has apparently been pulled from the Chrome store.

Read more: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/02/racist-jew-tracker-targets-trump-s-kin.html

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