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Glossary of Extremism

This database provides an overview of many of the terms most frequently used by a variety of extremist groups and movements.

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QAnon

QAnon is a popular right-wing conspiracy theory centered around thousands of cryptic messages posted by a figure called "Q", who claimed to be an anonymous U.S. government official, on the 4chan and 8chan/8kun message boards beginning in... Read more
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Great Replacement / …

"The Great Replacement" conspiracy theory made significant headway into the mainstream in 2021. The theory alleges that people of color are "replacing" white people through immigration, birth rates and other economic, social and political means. While the... Read more
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ISIS

ISIS stands for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Though it no longer holds territory in Iraq and Syria, it has persisted as an insurgent movement and seeks to reconstitute itself both in the Middle East and... Read more
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Neo-Nazi

Neo-Nazis are one of the main segments of the white supremacist movement in the United States and many other countries. They revere Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany and sometimes try to adopt Nazi principles to their own... Read more
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Goyim Defense League

The Goyim Defense League (GDL) is a loose network of individuals connected by their virulent antisemitism. GDL attracts a range of antisemites and white supremacists who are best known for their antisemitic stunts and schemes to troll... Read more
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New World Order

"New World Order" is a term used to refer to longstanding right-wing conspiracy theories about a socialist or communist one world government. These conspiracies have been popular for decades, but this term became particularly popular among anti-government... Read more

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Synagogue of Satan

"Synagogue of Satan" is a derogatory term used by various antisemites — such as the Nation of Islam, extremist sects of the Black Hebrew Israelite movement and many extremists who identify as Christians — to refer to... Read more

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Romana Didulo

Romana Didulo is a Canadian QAnon figure who falsely claims to be the "Queen of Canada." She has frequently called for violent action online, especially against individuals involved in administrating Covid-19 vaccines to children. Didulo has frequently... Read more

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Zero delta

Zero deltas occur when Q and Trump post within the same minute, interpreted by QAnon followers as a sign that Q and Trump are working together. See also: delta

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We The Media

We The Media is a popular Telegram channel run by a collective of QAnon influencers. It was created in January 2021 as a way for QAnon influencers to quickly rebuild their followings after Twitter banned thousands of... Read more

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World Economic Forum…

The World Economic Forum (WEF) is an international organization founded by Klaus Schwab which brings political and business leaders together each year to discuss issues impacting the global economy. Conspiracy theorists believe the WEF and its "Great... Read more

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