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IREHR in Axios: “’Mainstreaming’ extremism in statehouses” – June 13, 2022

By June 13, 2022May 4th, 2023No Comments1 min read

IREHR’s report, Breaching the Mainstream, was featured in an Axios article;

Author Lewis Kamb writes, “A growing number of state lawmakers have Facebook ties to extremist groups and are increasingly advancing far-right ideas in Washington’s legislature and other statehouses across America, according to a recent report.”

Kamb continues, “The analysis, called “Breaching the Mainstream,” was conducted by the Seattle-based nonprofit Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights (IREHR).”

Kamb writes, “The report identified 875 state lawmakers across all states who were members of at least one of 789 private Facebook groups it characterized as promoting extremist viewpoints.”

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Laura Gibbons

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Laura Gibbons is an IREHR research associate.

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