Facebook moves against white nationalist provocateurs

 
543Views 7Comments Posted 05/06/2020

Facebook announced on Friday. June 5  that it had blocked efforts by white nationalist groups to organize and arm its members in order to infiltrate protests against racism.

According to Facebook's director of policies against dangerous organizations, Brian Fishman, small account networks linked to groups known as Proud Boys and American Guard were dismantled after they urged violent action.

"We saw that these groups were planning to gather supporters and members to come to the protests, and in some cases, they were preparing to come with weapons," Fishman said at a press conference.

He added that the two groups had already been banned on Facebook, but that they were trying to return to the network and to Instagram, which belongs to Facebook.

Fishman's team works to identify all accounts related to the activity but hastened their efforts when the messages urged clashes with protesters.

Some 80 Facebook accounts and 50 Instagram accounts linked to the American Guard were unsubscribed, as well as 30 related to Proud Boys in each of those networks.

"We are trying to detect attempts to return to platforms by prohibited organizations," because "they will try to do it all at once," Fishman said, adding that efforts are being made to identify more of these groups, without specifying which ones.

President Trump has blamed left wing groups for rioting and  looting



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Ajd

Once again the right wing nutjobs like texrealt and snailbread reveal their bottomless ignorance.....sort of like 45 every time he opens his bloviating gub!! Understand that ignorance means that you JUST DON'T KNOW... willingly or just through plain stupid and insipid bias. Yes that is what you are. But while I agree with the article and with what Sarah expressed, I am a realist. It is a lost cause to expect your ignorance to be overcome with wisdom and compassion. The only solution is for your generation and all those who think like you to die peacefully in your sleep so that your progeny( those marching in the world's streets today) can finally make the required changes. I am a realist to know that the white power syructure of america will NEVER give up that power willingly, even if it means "cutting of their noses to spite their faces". That is the nature of the white power spirit, the nature of your spirit texrealt and snailbread....ignorant. So cower in fear as you watch the protests. Just as for the extremely ignorant ass in the white house, your generation's time is coming to an end....sooner than later. So hold on tight to your white pointed hood and hang onto trump's fat butt for the fall. Might just soften the landing. IGNORANCE is bliss......sometimes???

3 months ago
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Snailbread

@Sara Spoken like a real racist-xenophob-Idiot, except you are from another Galaxy. "We have the power now". Who the Fuck is WE? Are you black -> Africa = No Power. Chines = White. Latin = White. European = White. Australian = White. Hawaiian = White. SARA = IDIOT!

3 months ago
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Wenny

Good for Facebook - They have the biggest world following of any social media app.. Social media allows the bad guys from all over the world to communicate with each other. These problems in the U.S. should not be about race but it needs to be about the human race. We can fix broken windows but we need to really fix what caused the windows to be broken in the first place.

3 months ago
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Oh ya

Friends of jew boy are gates,soros and that guys from twitter. What more do you need to know

3 months ago
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Oh ya

Who even uses facebook anymore other than 13 year old girls

3 months ago
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Sara

This is the new normal you gringos in denial will learn that your advantage is over we rule now. You will do as you are told and not speak. The movement is worldwide so there is no avoiding. here in Panama the war crimes from gringos has been the worst so here they must account more. The power of the white man is over, we have the power now.

3 months ago
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Texrealt

It is useful to know that NRP bad Facebook support racism, censorship and the right to peacefully assemble.

3 months ago
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