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How online retailers have unwittingly fuelled far-right extremists

It’s disturbingly easy to buy racist products if you know what you’re looking for. Image: Bigstock
One of the most widely shared images from the attack on the US Capitol two weeks ago was of a middle-aged man wearing a sweatshirt emblazoned with the phrase ‘Camp Auschwitz’.  The image sparked a range of reactions, from shock and revulsion to deep pain and sadness but not surprise. For some, it also raised a fundamental question: what kind of business would actually sell such a sweatshirt? The answer, it turns out, is some of the world’s biggest online retailers.  Last week, Et