From the Data

Facebook's Network of Hate

Facebook’s “Related Pages” feature points users toward similar content to keep them engaged. But in the case of white supremacist groups, the feature can give people a pathway to more hate-filled extremism. 

TTP identified 113 white supremacist groups with a presence on Facebook. Of those groups, 77 groups had Pages that recommended other forms of content through the Related Pages feature.

Using a clean instance of the Chrome browser and without logging into an account so as not to bias Facebook’s recommendation algorithm with browsing history or user preferences, TTP visited the Facebook Pages linked to these 77 groups and recorded the Related Pages. As the visualization shows, the Related Pages frequently directed people to other forms of extremist content, in some cases to other organizations designated as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League.

Hover your mouse over any node to show details or use the drop-down menu to highlight a specific group in our dataset. White supremacist groups with two or more Facebook pages are numbered.

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