Homophobic Digital Raids

ActiveFence has identified a trend amongst neo-Nazis and white supremacists targeting minority groups with coordinated activities in so called “raids.”

Organized by bad actors on messaging platforms and forums, away from the targeted platform, these raids are often planned to coincide with a meaningful date to the raiding group to ensure mass participation. Another form of raid, called opportunistic raids, occur when a member of hate group comes across an angering something they disagree with online and initiates an attack, seeking to punish the specific individual or group.

This report provides examples of the  (TTPs) employed by neo-Nazi & alt-right white supremacists, planning and conducting raids against a range of targets across a variety of platforms.