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IREHR in The Salt Lake Tribune: “Report says 18 Utah legislators have followed far-right groups on social media” – May 24, 2022

By May 24, 2022May 4th, 2023No Comments1 min read

IREHR’s report, Breaching the Mainstream, was cited in the Salt Lake Tribune;

Political Correspondent  Bryan Schott writes, “A new study from the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights found nearly 900 state legislators have joined at least one of 789 Facebook groups the organization defined as on the “far-right” of the political spectrum.”

Schott continues, “These groups included COVID denial, far-right paramilitary groups and posse comitatus or sovereign citizen-focused pages. The study also defines Tea Party-related groups as “far-right” because many of them overlap COVID-denial, anti-immigrant or other right-wing economic philosophies.”

Schott continues to detail the Utah state legislators that were identified in Breaching the Mainstream and the groups the legislators joined.

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Laura Gibbons

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Laura Gibbons is an IREHR research associate.

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