The Unorganized Militia Network: Conspiracies, Computers, and Community

Matthew Zook
2012 Berkeley Planning Journal  
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 Mim agin ed network communityw. Th e transformation of computer networks from a tool of the academic elite to a mass consumption commodity offers new potential for social organization. This transformation also allows for new conceptions of community and the way relationships based on shared identities are built. This article
more » ... argues that computer communications can help communities imagine themselves and exp and.
doi:10.5070/bp311113052 fatcat:4c4bcqmqgbgqvmce4cygyu76ym