Reporter, Dystopia Beat
Alice Clearwater
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Yesterday in Hell World we heard from three reporters who regularly cover the world of online extremism and white nationalists about what sort of toll it takes on a person wading into the shit soup of the diseased soul day after day.

Ben Collins, a self-described reporter on the dystopia beat for NBC News, was meant to chime in as well but he got held up reporting on a Pizzagate-style story in which a Portland doughnut shop was being targeted as the latest secret layer of pedophilia in the minds of the brain-worm infested conspiracy theorists.

Ben was kind enough to respond at length to my questions, even though he missed my deadline, something I don’t think I ever did for him when he was my editor at Esquire.

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