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ADL’s New Interactive Map Highlights Anti-Semitic Data and Trends

The Anti-Defamation League launched an interactive map that details extremist and anti-Semitic incidents in the United States, the organization announced Thursday.

The ADL H.E.A.T. Map was developed by ADL experts in its Center on Extremism. The map allows users to see the tactics extremists use, read details on specific incidents, compare activity by type or state, and access and download raw data. H.E.A.T. stands for “Hate, Extremism, Anti-Semitism, Terrorism.”

The map consists of more than 4,500 data points representing a range of extremist activities, including murders, terrorist plots and attacks, anti-Semitic incidents and white supremacist propaganda.

It is accompanied by a report evaluating how the white supremacist movement — and the so-called “alt-right” in particular — has changed in the year since the violent Charlottesville rally. The findings include how it has increased on- and off-campus propaganda efforts in the past year. During the 2017-18 school year, there were 292 cases reported — a 77% increase from the 2016-2017 school year.

“As extremism and hate increases its reach, so too will our efforts to expose them locally and nationally,” said George Selim, ADL’s Senior Vice President of Programs. “These resources are educational tools for all who are committed to fighting hate. We look forward to working with partners to strengthen our research and capabilities to prevent hate from spreading further.”

Alyssa Fisher is a news writer at the Forward. Email her at [email protected], or follow her on Twitter at @alyssalfisher

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