Facebook Tolerates 119 Violent Antifa Pages, Despite New Rules

NewsBusters | 7/3/2019 | Staff
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Facebook’s new anti-violence policies have not yet applied to some of the most controversial and potentially dangerous users on its platform: the domestic terrorist group Antifa.

At least 119 regional Antifa groups and pages remain untouched on Facebook after the company announced several new and updated policies, including one against violence. These groups have a collected 351,948 followers. Antifa groups around the United States have been linked to violence and doxxing, or a release of personal information. Some have threatened people whom they deem to be “racists” or “nazis.”

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Journalist and Quillette editor Andy Ngo was beaten and doused with “milkshakes” reportedly laced with quick-dry cement by Antifa rioters on June 29. He was hospitalized and treated for a brain hemorrhage.

That was hardly the only instance of Antifa violence and intimidation.In the past, a group called Smash Racism DC doxxed and caused a disturbance in front of Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s home. The group “cracked the front door,” according to CNN. Its Facebook page is still active.

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All Out DC, another Antifa group in Washington D.C., also posted several images of Tucker Carlson’s personal phone number. This group is also still active on Facebook. Antifa even attacked an NBC journalist in September of 2018. NBC reporter Cal Perry was beaten and had his camera yanked away from him by members of Antifa in Charlottesville while he was filming a protest.

When President Donald Trump was inaugurated in January 2017, antifa demonstrators rioted in the streets and were ready to “violently disrupt the inauguration,” according to The Washington Post.

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Facebook released a report from its audit June 30, with several new policies about violent content. In the report, Facebook stated that it had “updated its violence and incitement policies to prohibit posts from people who intend to bring weapons...
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