The is sounding the alarm on the growing danger of across the country, warning of the internet’s ability to serve as a meeting space and a breeding ground for nationalist extremism.
In a 37-page report called the released Friday, the department emphasized the ease at which potential domestic terrorists can network, drawing a parallel to foreign threats.
“Similar to how ISIS inspired and connected with potential radical Islamist terrorists, white supremacist violent extremists connect with like-minded individuals online,” the report read.
“In addition to mainstream social media platforms, white supremacist violent extremists use lesser-known sites like Gab, 8chan, and EndChan, as well as encrypted channels. Celebration of violence and conspiracy theories about the ‘ethnic replacement’ of whites as the