EXposing Extremism in elections

Exposing Extremism in Elections — a project of the SPLC Action Fund — aims to educate the public about political candidates’ apparent ties to, or sympathies toward, extremist organizations or ideologies.
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What is hateful activity?

Hateful activities are those that incite or engage in violence, intimidation, harassment, threats, or defamation targeting an individual or group based on their actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disability.

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Why this matters

Just as the internet has created immense positive value by connecting people and creating new communities, it has also given new tools to those who want to threaten, harass, intimidate, defame, or even violently attack people different from themselves.

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Why we care

Change the Terms has developed model corporate policies to help internet companies stop hate and extremism online and ensure that they do more to protect people of color, women, LGBTQIA people, religious minorities and other marginalized communities. We are made up of civil-rights, anti-hate and open-internet organizations.

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THE DATA

The Exposing Extremism in Elections data set includes a list of candidates running for public office in 2020 who our research indicates have ties to extremist groups or ideologies. This data set provides an easy and accessible way to research and explore 2020 candidates and their ties to such extremism.

Guide to using the data set and code book

This guide will give you an overview of the Exposing Extremism in Elections data set, the type of information it contains and how to read and use it.

who they are

Extremists in the U.S. come in many different forms – white nationalists, anti-LGBTQ zealots, racist skinheads, neo-Confederates and more.
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