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 found that white supremacist groups were associated with 119 Facebook Pages. Of those Pages, 69 recommended other forms of content through the Related Pages feature.

Using a clean instance of the Chrome browser and a new Facebook account, TTP visited the 69 Pages and recorded the recommended 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, the Anti-Defamation League, and even Facebook itself.

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