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Report: White supremacy surges in the U.S. in 2020

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Supporters of former U.S. President Trump launched an attack on the U.S. Capitol. Some of the demonstrators showed signs of white supremacy. (Reuters)

According to data from the American Anti-Defamation League, in 2020, the U.S. promoted white supremacy

According to data from the American Anti-Defamation League, in 2020, the U.S. promoted white supremacy, including racism, anti-Semitism, and anti-heterosexualism, almost doubled, reaching a record level.

Reuters reported that the New York-based organization released data on Wednesday (17th) showing that there were 5,125 instances of disseminating racism, anti-Semitism, and anti-sexual minorities through physical leaflets, stickers, banners, and posters in 2020. And other cases of hate information.

This number is almost double the 2,724 reported in 2019. The Anti-Defamation League said that online propaganda activities are difficult to quantify and are likely to reach millions of people. According to the agency, the “white supremacy” campaign in 2020 is the most active in at least a decade.

The Anti-Defamation League stated in a report on its website that white supremacist propaganda appeared in every U.S. state except Hawaii last year. The most active states were Texas, Washington, California, and New Jersey. States, New York, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

Critics say that white supremacy has benefited from the recent end of the presidency of former US President Trump, even though he denies racism and said he was discredited by political opponents. President Biden of the United States has ordered an assessment of the risks of this domestic terrorism.

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