After Andrew Yang caught the attention of Reddit and 4chan, his campaign leaned into it. Now those same communities are leading a harassment campaign against his deputy chief of staff.
An obscure Democrat running for president has found an unexpected well of support in the same social media spaces that elevated a new far right in 2016.
But while entrepreneur Andrew Yang has enjoyed a run of surprised, favorable press since he began raising money and generating interest from gamers, internet trolls, and extremely online individuals, his campaign is now facing an early backlash in the form of leaks, doxxing, and an escalating rhetorical battle over who, exactly, owns the remaining male-dominated corners of social media.
Yang, who is running for president on some
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