Each year, ADL’s Center on Extremism tracks murders perpetrated by all types of extremists. In 2018, every single extremist killing — from Pittsburgh to Parkland — had a link to right-wing extremism. This report provides key insights into the crimes, including motivations behind these violent attacks.
This report is part of the ADL Belfer Fellowship series. What can machine learning tell us about white supremacist speech online? ADL Belfer Fellow Libby Hemphill shows how platforms miss discussions of conspiracy theories about white genocide and Jewish power and malicious grievances against Jews and people of color--and how platforms can do better.
White supremacist propaganda, which allows extremist groups to disseminate hateful messages and gain attention with little risk of public exposure, has been on the rise for several years. In 2021, the overall numbers were down slightly, but paired with a 27 percent increase in antisemitic content and messaging.
In January 2021, ADL investigated how a variety of platforms address Holocaust denial content. Our investigators both reviewed policies and tested enforcement regarding Holocaust denial. We created a report card on how tech companies are currently managing Holocaust denial content on their digital social platforms based on these results.