Flashpoint Analyst Insights on Far-Right Extremists

Since 2014, the United States has witnessed a resurgence in far-right activity, leading to an increase in domestic terrorist attacks and the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia—the country’s largest gathering of white supremacists in decades. Understanding the underlying ideology that drives the movement and its unique online subculture is crucial to countering far-right extremists.

This presentation will provide a brief overview of the various subgroups within the broader white supremacy movement, a deep-dive into the rise and ideology of the alt-right, the role far-right terrorists and their manifestos play in perpetuating an online echo chamber of hate and radicalization, and a look into Flashpoint’s collections regarding the far-right’s online subculture and coded language.