MONTGOMERY, Ala – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has released an updated Extremist File on Andrew Anglin, the neo-Nazi who founded the Daily Stormer website. The SPLC first published an Extremist File on Anglin in 2016 and has monitored his website and activity ever since.
While the Daily Stormer plummeted in popularity following the deadly events in Charlottesville, Virginia, Anglin has continued to stoke hate. In 2019, the SPLC won a $14 million judgment against Anglin for his role in orchestrating a harassment campaign against Tanya Gersh of Whitefish, Montana.
Anglin was instrumental in promoting anti-democracy “Stop the Steal” activists and events throughout the United States in late 2020 and early 2021. He encouraged his readers to travel to Washington, D.C. for the rally-turned-insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021. More recently, he has offered support for candidates running on platforms of anti-immigrant populism, including Arizona U.S. Senate candidate Blake Masters, who has publicly repudiated Anglin's support.
“Andrew Anglin is a prolific internet troll and serial harasser who has lost several lawsuits stemming from his online organizing and abuse,” said Hannah Gais, senior research analyst for SPLC’s Intelligence Project. “But, so far, with his whereabouts unknown, Anglin has escaped full accountability for his actions.”
Extremist Files published by the SPLC contain in-depth profiles of individuals who are key figures on the radical right, including David Duke and Alex Jones. The SPLC does not list individuals as hate groups, and not all of those profiled are members or leaders of hate or extremist groups.
You can read the full Extremist File HERE: https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/individual/andre...