The Headlines: March 22nd Update

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GPAHE’s Project 2025 Blog Series: Project 2025 March 13 Update

As a refresher, this series tracks the activities of those behind Project 2025 and their plans for an authoritarian and Christian Nationalist America. Our first edition was highlighted last week in The New Republic as a useful resource for understanding Project 2025. We hope this series will serve as a sharable resource to further elucidate what drives those behind Project 2025.

Our second blog post looks at the influence of a Hungarian dictator, the floundering of Project 2025 sponsor Moms for Liberty, Charlie Kirk’s “Great Replacement” rhetoric, The Heritage Foundation’s push for less education and more robots in the workplace instead of women, and how Liberty University’s indifference to women’s safety led to a steep fine. 

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NEW from GPAHE: Roblox’s Election Simulator is Swarming with Fascists

After conducting extensive research into white supremacist activity on Roblox, we urged Roblox to de-platform users espousing such ideas, resulting in the ban of multiple accounts. We’re calling on them yet again to take action against dangerous far-right rhetoric, including support for fascism and Nazism, circulating within the platform’s Election Simulator “experience.” This feature allows users to create a digital election space to campaign, and has been filled with violence and hate. With several elections worldwide coming in 2024 and 2025, it’s incredibly concerning that extremists have taken a space meant to illustrate the democratic process to propagate hateful, authoritarian, and genocidal ideas.

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New from GPAHE: #GamerGate 2.0: The Transnational Far-Right Targeting and Calling for Violence Against Video Game Companies Over “Wokeness”

This week we released a report on the resurgence of hateful and violent posts across various gaming platforms, which has sparked what some on the far-right are dubbing “GamerGate 2.0,” marked by antisemitism, misogyny, racism, and calls for violence. Stemming from the earlier #GamerGate movement in the 2010s, which targeted women in gaming, this new iteration focuses on consulting companies, particularly Sweet Baby Inc., accusing them of promoting “wokeness” in the industry. Extremist groups have begun to rally on platforms like YouTube, with backing from prominent figures such as Elon Musk and misogynist influencer Carl Benjamin, condemning efforts to foster diversity and safety in gaming spaces as a guise for imposing “wokeism.” GPAHE emphasizes the crucial role of industry leaders in denouncing this far-right campaign so as to curb the spread of hate and violence on gaming platforms.

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Latino Media Collective: March 15th, 2024: Growing Extremism on the Border

“As the militarization of the border in Texas continues to increase under Governor Greg Abbott, the LMC spends the hour with Heidi Beirich, the co-founder of the Global Project Against Hate & Extremism, about how continuing militarization has become a magnet for armed hate groups.”

“My organization found Proud Boys chapters in Texas saying things like, “Get your guns” and “Go to the border.” Some of the most extreme elements in our society are white supremacist groups who have really latched on to this idea and who are focusing their support on Governor Abbot and their anger of immigrants” – Heidi Beirich 

GPAHE’s Take: We uncovered evidence that extremist factions such as the Proud Boys became mobilized during the recent border crisis, spurred on by Governor Abbott’s assertion that the US was facing an “invasion.” This narrative provided fertile ground for the dissemination of white supremacist and anti-immigrant ideologies while legitimizing their call for vigilantism. Listen to the full episode to hear Heidi dissect this specific case at the border and connect the dots to the broader landscape of far-right extremism. 

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