White Supremacist Propaganda Soars to All-Time High in 2022

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Center on Extremism (COE) published a report titled “White Supremacist Propaganda Soars to All-Time High in 2022.” According to the report, white supremacist propaganda incidents have reached the highest number ever recorded in one year — 6,751 cases. This is a 38 percent increase from the previous year. These propaganda efforts include “the distribution of racist, antisemitic and anti-LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning, and more) fliers, stickers, banners, graffiti and posters, as well as laser projections.” Antisemitic propaganda in particular has more than doubled in size over the past year.

The report includes a link to an interactive tool called the H.E.A.T. Map. This stands for Hate, Extremism, Antisemitism, and Terrorism. This tool details specific incidents of H.E.A.T. by state as well as nationwide. According to the map, Texas reported the highest level of activity for white supremacist propaganda. The Texas-based white supremacist group Patriot Front contributed to 80 percent of the propaganda distributed in 2022. Other groups mentioned in this report include Goyim Defense League (GDL), White Lives Matter (WLM), Folkish Resistance Movement, and others.

ADL recommends that readers refer to the H.E.A.T. map for the most up to date data on these incidents.

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