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When President Trump altered course on Tuesday after a previous (if belated) condemnation of racist, far-right groups at the violent Charlottesville (Va.) protests, he did so by shifting blame back to what he called the “alt-left.” Although there is no group that labels itself as such, Trump went full-force anyway. White supremacists and neo-Nazis who attended the Charlottesville rally have been criticizing the behavior of the “antifa,” an amorphous group that showed up as counter protestors. As The New York Times recently noted, the antifa (or anti-fascists) was started “in Germany in the 1960s and 1970s by a network…that spread across Europe to confront right-wing extremists.” A similar network eventually emerged in the U.S., occasionally resorting to violence when facing off against white supremacists. Although Trump and the alt-right are getting most of the scrutiny post-Charlottesville, “antifa” isn’t exactly being lauded on Social. Over the last seven days the term has an 82 percent negative score, with a high volume of responses. --Alex Shultz