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'Alt-right' hashtag spurs racism, rebukes during speech

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 WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -  Wondering what "alt-right" means?

There's a hashtag for that, but the results aren't always pretty.

People in the niche conservative movement are using #AltRightMeans to slam Muslims, immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally and others they see as a threat to their vision of America.

Critics are using the hashtag too, to expose what they see as bigotry.

#AltRightMeans quickly became a popular Twitter topic Thursday as Democrat Hillary Clinton used a Nevada speech to link the "alt-right" movement to Donald Trump's rise as a presidential candidate.

Trump's campaign says he's never used the term "alt-right" and disavows "any groups or individuals associated with a message of hate."

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