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April 07, 2020

Facebook continues to provide a safe haven for hate groups and extremists despite the company’s attempts to “stop the most egregious and dangerous groups from using its tools.” Hatewatch staff previously reported several extremist groups and pages currently active on the platform directly to Facebook in 2018.

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In its most recent report on hate groups in the U.S., the Southern Poverty Law Center documented a spike in the number of groups targeting LGBTQ people and promoting dangerous lies and misinformation, particularly about transgender people. Shockingly, the number of those groups rose from 49 in 2018 to 70 last year.

April 01, 2020
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March 18, 2020

Even as research documented a link between online speech and offline violence, internet companies struggled in 2019 to prioritize public safety over the freedom of their users to post extremist content.