January 18, 2022

New Resource: Anti-Defamation League Launches ADL H.E.A.T. (Hate, Extremism, Anti-Semitism, Terrorism) Map

From the Anti-Defamation League (ADL):

In advance of the first anniversary of the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., that shook the nation, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today launched the ADL H.E.A.T. (Hate, Extremism, Anti-Semitism, Terrorism) Map ™ — a first-of-a-kind interactive map detailing extremist and anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. The map is a visual reflection of select proprietary datasets developed by ADL experts in its Center on Extremism.


The ADL H.E.A.T. Map ™ is accompanied by a report that evaluates the ways the white supremacist movement — and the “Alt-Right” in particular — has changed in the year since the Charlottesville and provides a full overview of the complicated current state of white supremacy. Among the trends observed, the Alt-Right has embraced podcasts as a way to reach followers. White supremacist podcast audiences are not large by the standards of mainstream podcasts but represent significant audiences for white supremacists.


The initial data in the new map consists of more than 4,500 data points representing a range of extremist activities, including:

  • Extremist-related murders (2008-2017)
  • Terrorist plots and attacks (2002-2017)
    • Right-wing: 2002-2018
    • Islamist: 2002-2017
    • Left-wing: 2008-2017
  • Extremist shootouts with police (2008-2017)
  • White supremacist propaganda on and off campus (Fall 2016-to date)
  • White supremacist rallies (2017-2018)
  • Anti-Semitic incidents (2016-2017)

The map allows users to see the types of tactics extremists use, read details on specific incidents, compare activity by type and or state, and access and download raw data.


ADL H.E.A.T. (Hate, Extremism, Anti-Semitism, Terrorism) Map

Complete Launch Announcement


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