“MRC TechWatch sent an extensive report to Facebook about the activities of Rose City Antifa… Facebook didn’t respond,” Hall wrote. “Rose City Antifa’s alleged reputation for political violence has been reported on by Politico, The Washington Times, and The Washington Post.”
After a confrontation between authorities and protestors, police use pepper spray as multiple groups, including Rose City Antifa, the Proud Boys and others protest in downtown Portland, Ore., on Saturday, June 29, 2019. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP)
“DO NOT discuss criminal activity or make any action plans on our Facebook wall. You should never make plans with a stranger on Facebook to do this work. Even trying to sort out ride shares, or similar is very unsafe on here. Undoubtedly enemies will fish around with posts of that nature so be wary,” the group cautioned followers.
“Antifa organizations are known for violence. News reports about Rose City Antifa help make it one of the most public examples because of its social media presence,” Hall wrote.
The group’s active Facebook page has over 23,000 followers.
Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Others also have accused Zuckerberg of favoring Republicans.
In an interview released Wednesday, Allen insisted that Zuckerberg’s platform is “helping President Trump win.” Allen asked the billionaire what he thought about the president and fellow Republicans being able to “master Facebook.”
“Well, actually, I think across the spectrum. I don’t think this is a Democrat or Republican thing,” Zuckerberg responded. “I think that some people are more sophisticated and just authentic and natural on the internet and social media than others. But overall, I do think that social media allows everyone to have a voice, including people who might have not traditionally been able to get their message out through a lot of the traditional media. And that’s not necessarily a partisan point.”