The news outlet The Intercept has recently published a 100-page document listing a wide range of individuals and organizations deemed by Facebook officials as dangerous to the safety of the U.S. and its allies.
This publication came amid U.S. Senate-backed criticism of Facebook’s alleged lack of commitment to the protection of democracy.
The list involves a lot of names that are very well-known for their violent activities.
Nearly 1000 list entries involve the organizations designated as “terrorist” by the U.S. Treasury Department on the Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) list.
Some examples of these organizations are Islamic State, Al-Qaeda, Hamas, and Hezbollah, as well as the Taliban militants, Houthi from Yemen, and some organizations connected with the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
The list also comprises some left-wing organizations, such as the Communist Party of India, as well as its counterpart from the Philippines and Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
Interestingly, some of these organizations are not identified as terrorists by the U.S. but are by other countries such as Turkey.
The exposed list also involves other notorious groups, including Aum Shinrikyo, a famous Japanese death cult, and the U.S. white supremacist organization Atomwaffen Division.
Other list entries
One section on the list includes the most powerful American street gang groups: Bloods, Crips, and Latin Kings.
Covered are also Mexican drug cartels such as Sinaloa, Los Zetas, and Tijuana, as well as other Latin American gangs, including the inter-American Mara Salvatrucha gang, better known as MS-13.
Separately covered on the list are the so-called ‘hate groups.’
These comprise Nazi Party and modern organizations “influenced” by its ideas, including Proud Boys, Knights Templar International, and Ukrainian Azov Battalion.
Among hate groups are also listed far-right groups such as Génération Identitaire, English Defence League, student organization Students for Western Civilisation, and even men rights group A Voice For Men.
This section even includes some music bands known for their controversial activity.
Facebook also listed several individuals identified as major proponents of hate.
Besides Axis powers’ leaders Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini, this part of the list involve Gavin McInnes, the founder of Proud Boys, Azov Battalion’s Andriy Biletsky, incel California shooter Elliot Rodger, as well as anti-immigration activists such as Tommy Robinson and Nicholas J. Fuentes.
A whole different section covers the so-called “militarized social movements”, among which are the Boogaloo Movement, 3 Percent Security Force, and some parts of the Black Panther Militia.