The Associated Press reports:
Facebook has removed nearly 200 social media accounts linked to white supremacy groups that planned to encourage members to attend protests over police killings of black people — in some cases with weapons, company officials said Friday.
The accounts on Facebook and Instagram were tied to the Proud Boys and the American Guard, two hate groups already banned on the platforms. Officials were already monitoring the accounts in preparation for removing them when they saw posts attempting to exploit the ongoing protests prompted by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
“We saw that these groups were planning to rally supporters and members to physically go to the protests and in some cases were preparing to go with weapons,” said Brian Fishman, Facebook’s director of counterterrorism and dangerous organizations policy.
What a wonderful sight! American men defending themselves and others. Liberals call that “white supremacy.” (See the Proud Boys.) https://t.co/m93PEl7Cd6
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) June 4, 2020
Stop internalizing lies! Who are criminals? Who are heroes? Who are makers & keepers of peace? Who are sowers & reapers of hate? Those who defend law & order, like Proud Boys, RooftopKoreans & Fishtown men did when no one else would, stand on their feet. #GetUpOffYourKnees pic.twitter.com/wQ4Q0KqE1r
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 3, 2020
“At the request of my commanding officer…so we don’t look like we’re playing favorites.” — You’re making our case for us bruh https://t.co/H5zOE3Mnky
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) June 6, 2020
REMINDER: Proud Boys who stood up to Antifa have been doxxed & demonized by Left & ConInc Right. 2 PBs now in prison were railroaded by NY Dems. I’ve been smeared for defending them. PB founder GavinMcInnes deplatformed. Here’s our #MalkinLive chat==> https://t.co/bt8g2He32O
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) June 2, 2020