Extremist Hate Groups Expand Via Facebook Recruiting

The English Defense League, the far-right group Norway gunman Anders Behring Breivik mentioned as an inspiration had less than 50 members two years ago. Now the membership is 2,000 times that size, and Facebook is a contributor.

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The English Defense League, the far-right group Norway gunman Anders Behring Breivik mentioned as an inspiration had less than 50 members two years ago. Now social networking sites like Facebook have helped the group grow to more han 10,000 members.

(The group’s Facebook page has more than 6,800 followers.)

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