White supremacist propaganda in US goes viral to rival Covid

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White supremacist propaganda in US goes viral to rival Covid

Incidents nearly doubled in 2020, a trend that critics attribute to Donald Trump’s presidency

Kanishka Singh

White supremacist propaganda in the US including racist, anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQ messages nearly doubled last year to a record level, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

The New York-based advocacy group’s data showed 5,125 cases reported in 2020, compared to 2,724 in 2019, even though incidents on college campuses dropped by more than half, possibly due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Critics say white supremacism got a boost from Donald Trump’s recently ended presidency though he denied racism and said he was smeared by political opponents...

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