The Hunt: Growth of extremism in US and its connection to disinformation

FILE – In this Sept. 26, 2020, file photo, a right-wing demonstrator, center, yells at a counter protester to leave a rally by members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing demonstrators in Portland, Ore. Alex DiBranco, executive director of the Institute for Research on Male Supremacism, said there are differences among Proud Boys chapters over whether to embrace women as Proud Girls or not, even as the group as a whole has become more hostile to women's auxiliaries over the past couple of years. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

On this episode of “The Hunt with WTOP national security correspondent JJ Green,” Dr. Elizabeth Yates, senior researcher at The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism at the University of Maryland (START), said research shows a “qualitative and quantitative transformation in domestic extremism.”

‘There’s an entire ecosystem of disinformation’

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