Trump supporter rage simmered on social media before DC violence

A supporter wears a mask of US President Donald Trump during a protest in Los Angeles, California. — Reuters

In some of the more obscure corners of the Internet, the calls for violence and revolution have been consistent among what appeared to be a subset of President Donald Trump’s supporters in the months since he lost re-election.

But in recent days, as Trump’s attempts to delegitimise the election and remain in office have continually failed, the violent rhetoric sharply increased. It also blossomed in the far-more-mainstream Facebook, hidden away in private far-right groups with names like "Joe Biden is not my president".

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