"This guy looks like a chode": For historic moment, alt-right trolls hijack convention stream live-chat

For some misguided reason, the RNC was naïve enough to think it smart to enable the live-chat feature on its stream

Published July 18, 2016 8:06PM (EDT)

The Republican National Committee demonstrated a severe misunderstanding of Internet culture on Monday, the first official day of its convention, when it turned on the live chat feature of its YouTube stream.

With a barrage of "cuck"s and n-words, alt-right trolls quickly transformed what could have been an ignorable dialogue between cam girl bots into a pop-up 4chan board.

The live chat was eventually disabled, but here are some of the greatest hits.

The sets of letters are very similar, but Italians are not Latinos:

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To be honest, I don't recall which speaker this was referring to, but — based on my middle school understanding of the insult — it's universally applicable:

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If nothing else, the thread allowed the opportunity to bridge divides:

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What did we learn today?:

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(Screenshots do not equal endorsements.)

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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