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SPLC Has Exaggerated 'Hate Groups' By 267%, New Analysis Shows

The Constitution Party appears 31 times, while the Proud Boys are listed as 77 separate groups

Left-wing advocacy group the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) recently added a parental rights organization to a database that is said to track groups threatening minorities and members of the LGBTQ community.

The SPLC’s “Hate Map” listed Moms For Liberty following a national effort urging parents to become more active in education policy.

New analysis from the Daily Signal shows that the SPLC has exaggerated the number of “hate groups” in the U.S. by at least 267 percent.

“The SPLC exaggerates hate in three key ways,” the Daily Signal report notes. “It lists ‘chapters’ of organizations as separate ‘hate groups’ or ‘antigovernment extremist groups,’ no matter how small they are. It tars political and ideological opponents by branding them ‘hate groups’ even if they don’t have anything to do with hate. Finally, the SPLC includes other organizations that barely exist at all.”

On the map, SPLC plotted 1,225 hate groups and antigovernment extremist groups, but many of the groups were listed multiple times.

Moms For Liberty, a single organization, appeared on the list at least 220 separate times, as SPLC counted regional chapters as their own organizations.

A conservative group called Eagle Forum appears 16 separate times. The Constitution Party appears 31 times, while the Proud Boys are listed as 77 separate groups.

As noted in the report, the SPLC does not list any left-leaning organizations — such as Antifa or Jane’s Revenge — as hate groups or antigovernment extremist groups, despite a long record of such groups engaging in violent attacks across the U.S.

In 2020, Antifa members attacked a federal courthouse with mortars, setting the inside on fire. Outside the courthouse, the extremists posted a four-step plan for overthrowing the U.S. government.

Pro-abortion extremist group Jane’s Revenge claimed responsibility for at least 18 arson and vandalism attacks on crisis pregnancy centers and Christian organizations, following the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

SPLC doesn’t only juice the number of hate groups by duplicating chapter numbers, the report adds. It falsely “smears its political and ideological opponents, using guilt by association or cherry-picking quotes out of context to make organizations appear extreme or hateful.”

By removing organizations included on the hate map using this tactic, “the ‘hate map’ includes 469 groups, not the 1,225 listed by the SPLC,” the Daily Signal reported.

These latest revelations are in sync with a general trend that has emerged across the U.S. where reported incidents of hate groups and domestic extremism have been intentionally inflated.

Last year, whistleblower testimony revealed that the FBI has been manipulating case files in order to “create a false and misleading narrative that domestic violent extremism is increasing around the country.”

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