Thousands of social media accounts have been purged from the Internet in the wake of the Capitol riots, as tech companies reevaluate the role their services played in organising that chaotic event.
It marks the culmination of years of anxiety over extreme beliefs being collectively developed on social media platforms.
So how has the American right changed in recent years, and how did that play into events at the Capitol?
Alexander Reid Ross is a doctoral fellow at the Center for Analysis of the Radical Right and an adjunct professor at Portland State University. He speaks to Te Aniwa Hurihanganui.