After being included in the ‘Online resources and opportunities during COVID-19’ published by RAKE collective, we wanted to return the favor and introduce members of the Chamber Pot Club to this amazing project!
RAKE is a visual research collective using open source data to investigate a variety of unseen and obscured elements in society, business and politics. Exploring themes including human rights violations, government censorship, hidden histories, corruption, surveillance and bureaucratic violence. RAKE pushes the boundaries of traditional photography and reportage, using evolving investigation techniques to inform visual and multimedia projects and develop the interface between art, politics and the internet.
We are currently investigating Iron March, a now defunct neo-Nazi and white supremacist online message board subject to an SQL database leak in November 2019. The leaked data contains the entirety of the site’s information including user names, registered emails, IP addresses of users, all of the forum’s public posts and even private messages between members. The message board has been linked with violent worldwide neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division and notably, many members of Iron March were actively involved in the US military.
We need your help! Head to our website to find different ways to explore the data from home and join in the investigation online.