After propelling Donald Trump into the White House, Breitbart News is turning its focus to Europe.
The website was thrust into the spotlight in the run-up to the election when the former executive chairman Stephen Bannon, the leading voice of the alt-right, was named as Trump’s top campaign operative. Under Bannon’s reign, Breitbart News has become known for its incendiary articles such as “Does feminism make women ugly?” and having a section called “Black Crime.” Bannon was recently named the new White House chief strategist.
Now, after launching in the UK and expanding its operations in the US, Breitbart will take its winning formula to Germany and France, according to Reuters. With elections planned in both countries next year, the alt-right website hopes to capitalize on the anti-immigrant sentiment sweeping Europe to formulate further Trump-style upsets.
“We think that France is the place to be,” Bannon said in the summer (link in …