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AP: Why We Don't Use the Term 'Alt-Right'

The term "alt-right" is not used in AP news coverage, wire service vice president John Daniszewski explains: "At AP, we have taken the position that the term 'alt-right' should be avoided because it is meant as a euphemism to disguise racist aims. So use it only when quoting someone or when describing what the movement says about itself." The AP Stylebook definition for "alt-right": "A political grouping or tendency mixing racism, white nationalism and populism; a name currently embraced by some white supremacists and white nationalists to refer to themselves and their ideology, which emphasizes preserving and protecting the white race in the United States.
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