Some 2,700 pieces of propaganda advancing racist, anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQ ideas were distributed in 2019, more than double the tally from 2018. One flyer reads “Holocaust = fake news.” Another says “America is not for sale.” And another: “Diversity destroys nations.” These are just a few of the 2,713 pieces of propaganda distributed in the United States by white supremacist groups in 2019, according to a report published Wednesday by the Anti-Defamation League. The flyers, posters and bumper stickers — many using traditional American color schemes and iconography to advance racist, anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQ ideas — appeared in every state except Hawaii and touched hundreds of college campuses. The number of incidents recorded in 2019 is more than double the tally from the previous year, in which the ADL documented 1,214 incidences of propaganda, and were concentrated mostly in large states like California, Texas and New York.“Propaganda is the gateway into broader white supremacist activity,” Oren Segal, the vice president of the ADL’s Center on Extremism, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. “It starts with reading a narrative or posting material on a poll, and maybe that leads to joining a march and more. And we have to remember that these are fundamentally narratives that inform violent extremist movements.”The rise in propaganda, however, comes alongside a 20 percent drop in events held by white supremacists, to 76 from 95, according to the report.

via haaretz: ‘Holocaust = Fake News’: White Supremacist Propaganda Is on the Rise Across U.S., ADL Says

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