The spread of white supremacist propaganda hit record levels in 2022. The United States saw its highest-ever distribution of white supremacist propaganda last year.
A new report published by the Anti-Defamation League found that there was a massive jump in white supremacy in the U.S. last year.
It’s the highest number that has ever been recorded.
A whopping 6,751 incidents of propaganda activity were recorded in 2022, a jump from 4,876 in 2021. That marks a 38 percent jump from the year before.
The ADL attributed the massive spike in the number of white supremacist groups and their membership to the increase in propaganda.
“There’s no question that white supremacists and antisemites are trying to terrorize and harass Americans and have significantly stepped up their use of propaganda as a tactic to make their presence known in communities nationwide,” said ADL president Jonathan Greenblatt.
The ADL identified at least 50 different groups that distributed white supremacist propaganda last year.
But just three white supremacist groups were responsible for 93 percent of the propaganda, including banners, posters, and events.
Those groups are Patriot Front, Goyim Defense League, and White Lives Matter.
The Patriot Front, which calls for the creation of a white ethnostate, was responsible for 80% of propaganda distribution in 2022. It was most active in Massachusetts, Texas, Michigan, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Utah.
The surge in antisemitic propaganda was driven by the Goyim Defense League. The group’s “overarching goal is to expel Jews from America,” the report stated.
The organization found that propaganda was reported in every state except Hawaii, with the highest levels of activity found in Texas, followed by Massachusetts, Virginia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, Utah, Florida, Connecticut, and Georgia.
The spikes come as national security leaders have repeatedly warned that white supremacist extremists are an increasingly large share of the domestic violent extremists in the U.S.
White supremacist propaganda has been on the rise for several years.
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