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How to Submit a Confidential News Tip

The Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is the nation’s leading organization monitoring and exposing the activities of hate groups and other extremists in the U.S. We rely on confidential sources and whistleblowers to help us uncover the truth and hold accountable those responsible for furthering hate and extremism.

If you have information or documents that you think we should see, you can securely and anonymously share them with us using GlobaLeaks.

What Is GlobaLeaks?

GlobaLeaks is the most secure and anonymous way to send us files or messages. GlobaLeaks is an open-source whistleblower submission system that media organizations use to securely accept documents from anonymous sources. It uses the Tor network to protect your identity and location.

To use GlobaLeaks, it is recommended to download and install the Tor Browser and then visit our GlobaLeaks portal.

Tor Network

Visit this link to download and install the software necessary to access the Tor network.

The Tor browser will be part of the download. Once you open it, copy and paste into the browser.

The Tor network uses “onion routing” to maintain your privacy. Onion routing is a “technique for anonymous communication over a computer network” that uses “layers of encryption, analogous to layers of an onion,” according to GeeksforGeeks, an organization that aims to provide comprehensive education for those interested in computer science.

If this web page is not available in your current location, please send an email to

If anonymity is your highest concern, we also recommend using a separate computer or operating system to upload the files. You could install Tails, a portable operating system based on Linux that can be installed on a USB drive for added security.

We can accept documents and files without using the Tor browser. But we recommend you use the network for anonymity.

Using the Portal

Once you are on the website, please upload any documents, files or messages you feel we should see. The Tor network is slow, given the nature of onion routing. If your files are too large to upload through the Tor browser, simply send a message through the portal, or to, explaining the issue. We will follow up with solutions.

We will protect your identity and privacy to the fullest extent of the law that governs the servers on which the information is housed.

Thank you for your courage and trust. Your information could make a difference in the fight against hate and extremism.