Exposing the Sale of Far-Right Hate on Amazon

  • August 2, 2019
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THE WEEK'S BIG 3

A new report from ADL reveals extremist items, including those promoting white supremacy, are widely available for purchase on Amazon, despite the company’s terms of service against such products. The alleged gunman responsible for killing three at a California food festival promoted a book cited by white supremacists on social media shortly before opening fire. The NonProfit Times is out with their annual “Power and Influence Top 50,” featuring a familiar face.

Read on for more on these headlines, news you can use to fight hate, and the latest info about ADL from around the country.

 

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ADL Report Exposes Continued Sale of Far-Right Hate Symbols on Amazon

“A recent search of Amazon by experts in the civil rights group’s Center on Extremism had demonstrated that ‘items and merchandise promoting right-wing extremist ideologies, including white supremacy and the anti-government militia movement, are still being offered for sale by various third-party sellers.’” Algemeiner:
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+ ADL Resource: Amazon – Hate for Sale

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Instagram Account Connected to Gilroy Shooter Pushed Staple of White Supremacist Internet Forums

“According to extremism researchers, the manifesto is part of a collection of white nationalist literature that’s been pirated and distributed for free on far-right websites. The material is part of a yearslong recruiting technique by white nationalists to target those vulnerable to their message on forums frequently populated by teenagers.” NBC News:
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+ ADL Resource: Food Festival Shooter Promoted Obscure Social Darwinist Screed

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Jonathan Greenblatt Named Top Nonprofit Executive by The NonProfit Times

“While leaders at other anti-hate groups are being marginalized or fired, Greenblatt remains a fearless advocate for blocking hate speech on every platform. It’s not by accident social networks are scrubbing their sites and corporations are holding anti-bias training.” The NonProfit Times:
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+ ADL Resource: Online Hate and Harassment – The American Experience

 

KEY ADL SOCIAL STATEMENTS

•    We all have a moral responsibility to open our hearts and doors to refugees…
•    Louis Farrakhan never fails in his inventiveness in finding new ways to express his #antiSemitism…
•    Encouraged to see Jewish Twitter standing in solidarity with @arielsobelle and pushing back on white supremacists and #antiSemitism…

 

IN THE COMMUNITY

•    ADL Regional Director Nancy Baron-Baer to Retire (Jewish Exponent)
•    Two TSA Officers On Leave After Noose Was Found in Baggage Screening Area of Miami International Airport (WFOR-TV, CBS Miami -- David Barkey interviewed)
•    Anti-Defamation Group Warns People to Report Hate Speech Fliers Before Posting Online (KPTM-TV, FOX Omaha -- Scott Kurz interviewed)

 

ADL IN THE NEWS

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•    American Jews Are Asking: Is It Safe to Pray in Synagogue? (The Jerusalem Post)

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