Southern Poverty Law Center

Williamsburg-based charity website sued over hate group labels on nonprofits

Williamsburg-based charity website sued over hate group labels on nonprofits

Williamsburg-based charity website GuideStar USA Inc. is being sued after adding — and later removing — "hate group" labels to more than four dozen nonprofits.

Earlier this year, the website flagged 46 nonprofits as having been identified as "hate groups" by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Banners at the top of the nonprofits' profiles on the portal linked back to the SPLC site, according to The Associated Press.

GuideStar, which is based in New Town, maintains a database of 1.7 million U.S. charities including financial information, their mission and leadership.

Florida-based Liberty Counsel Inc. was one of those flagged organizations; the SPLC...

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