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How the alt-right co-opted the OK hand sign to fool the media

The media has been manipulated by extremists but focusing on the victims offers journalists a way to redress the balance
OK, or not OK? Illustration: Erum Salam

Another day, another seemingly harmless symbol you can’t use without appearing to be a purveyor of hate.

The alt-right’s latest trophy is the OK hand sign, which was officially recognised as a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League over the weekend. And on Tuesday, it was reported that a Universal Orlando Resort employee was fired after concerned parents found a photo of him making the hand sign on their six-year-old’s shoulder (their child is biracial and has autism).

The OK sign joins a number, and even, at one point, .

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