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The Unorganized Militia Network: Conspiracies, Computers, and Community

  • Author(s): Zook, Matthew
  • et al.
Abstract

This article surveys the presence of the Unorganized American Militia movement on computer networks and explores how the Militia movement uses computer networks to build an Mimagined network communityw. The transformation of computer networks from a tool of the academic elite to a mass consumption commodity offers new poten tial for social organization. This transformation also allows for new conceptions of community and the way relationships based on shared identities are built. This article argues that computer communications can h elp communities imagine themselves and expand.

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