Global Extremist Symbols Database

The Global Project Against Hate and Extremism (GPAHE) has a Global Extremist Symbols Database. According to the webpage, this directory is the “first-of-its-kind.” It contains a compilation of global hate and extremist symbols. GPAHE considers far-right extremism to be a “transnational movement.” Extremist groups collaborate with each other across countries, sharing hateful narratives, tactical playbooks, and symbols to represent their cause. This database is a tool for identifying the whereabouts, narratives, and violent acts of these extremist groups.

This database is intended to be used by law enforcement, tech companies, policymakers, media, advocates, as well as the general public. Various information is listed regarding each symbol in the directory, including photos, descriptions, associated ideologies, and the location(s) where the symbol was found. So far, the database contains symbols from over 40 different countries and over 20 associated ideologies. It should be noted that this database does not contain a comprehensive list, as new extremist group are constantly emerging. GPAHE will regularly update the directory, including approved submissions sent in by the public.

For more information, check out HSDL’s In Focus topics on Hate and Antisemitism, and Online Extremism.

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