David Neiwert

David Neiwert is an investigative journalist based in Seattle and a contributing writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center. He is the author of Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump (Verso Press, Fall 2017). 


Content by David Neiwert

Study finds nearly 22 percent of Republican state legislators joined extremist Facebook groups

Researchers find GOP lawmakers pushing for censorship and voter suppression laws based on groups’ beliefs

May 22, 2022, 13:05 PDT

After battling white nationalist hecklers, GOP youth group has decided to invite them in

Charlie Kirk’s TPUSA signals its surrender to white nationalist ‘groypers’ by embracing them

April 25, 2022, 0:49 PDT

Military background among far-right extremist criminals has exploded since 2017, study finds

Nearly one in five of the 700-plus people under indictment for their actions on Jan. 6 have military backgrounds, echoing a phenomenon of extremist recruitment from the ranks of veterans by groups like the Oath Keepers

January 20, 2022, 0:43 PST

Denver shooter’s ties to well-known Republican commentators underline misogyny’s key role in violence

January 5, 2022, 14:07 PST

Tucker Carlson inadvertently attacks his own fan in desperate bid to shift blame for Capitol attack

With no real evidence to support his lies about January 6, the Fox News host is resorting to smearing his own fans

December 13, 2021, 9:16 PST

Tucker Carlson spins violent fantasies to Fox News viewers in propaganda series about Jan. 6

Rupert Murdoch’s star anchor is deliberately lying to excuse and promote right-wing violence

November 4, 2021, 23:24 PDT

Hacked data exposes how deeply ‘patriot’ extremism has penetrated the mainstream

Examinations of hacked records show scores of people used work emails to join extremist Oath Keepers group

November 3, 2021, 0:28 PDT

FBI: Accused terrorist wanted to blow up Amazon data center to inspire mass violence

Some extremists have begun trying to goad law enforcement into large-scale weapons seizures

October 18, 2021, 3:00 PDT

Hacked data: Police officers sought to join extremist Oath Keepers group after Jan. 6 insurrection

Active-duty law enforcement officers sought out extremist paramilitary group after failed Trump coup attempt

October 6, 2021, 13:20 PDT

Whistleblower confirms: Facebook deliberately chose to promote violent and hateful content

Facebook suppressed internal research that showed harmful effects of its products

October 5, 2021, 3:00 PDT

As Capitol riot indictments pile up, prosecutors are working their way up the chain of authority

Low-level insurrectionists are providing very useful information to federal investigators as they seek to avoid jail

July 2, 2021, 9:21 PDT

The FBI’s intelligence failures ahead of Jan. 6 are part of a broader pattern of downplaying right-wing extremism

U.S. law enforcement agencies have a troubling history of minimizing the threat posed by far-right groups

June 28, 2021, 7:00 PDT

Extremists mobilizing in Republican primaries to take out party leaders

Covid deniers and conspiracy theorists have been let loose in the Western states

May 26, 2021, 8:38 PDT


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