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Facebook shuts down the right-wing group that plans to bring weapons to protest



The company said it had observed persons belonging to the American Guard group discussing such an action.

The group says it is about American constitutional nationalism, but the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) says the American Guard "has a background with links to anti-immigrant extremism, hatred and violence. In fact, before the American Guard was the American Guard, it was actually the Indiana chapter of a group called Soldiers of Odin USA, a branch of an extreme anti-immigrant and anti-refugee group that originated in Finland in 2015 and has spread to many other countries. "
Facebook said it also had took down accounts associated with the right-wing Proud Boys group, even though it said it had not seen any posts from the group discussing guns.

The company said it had planned to take action against both groups, but had accelerated the process when they saw how the groups discussed the protests.

Employees working as part of the company's team to combat dangerous and inauthentic organizations operating on the platform spoke to CNN on Tuesday.

Employees said that the company would take action against people using the platform to organize violence regardless of their political affiliation.

  White supremacists posing as Antifa online, calling for violence
On Monday, Twitter said that a fake Antifa account requesting violence was run by white supremacists. The company removed the account.

The fake account, @ANTIFA_US, tweeted Sunday, "ALERT Tonight & # 39; s the night, Comrades Tonight we say" F ** k The City "and we move into the residential areas … the white caps … and we take what is our #BlacklivesMaters #F ** kAmerica. "

The account caught the attention of President Donald Trump's son Donald Trump jr.

"Absolutely insane," Trump Jr. wrote. on Instagram and shared a screenshot of the tweet, "Just remember what ANTIFA really is. A terrorist organization! They don't even pretend anymore."

A spokesman for Donald Trump jr. Did not comment on CNN Tuesday morning, but later the post was removed from Trump Jr. s Instagram feed. There is no indication that Trump Jr. knew who was behind the account or that it was false.

Facebook said Tuesday night that it had found some affiliate accounts on its platforms after Twitter shared information about the fake account – the accounts have been removed from Facebook, staff said. The accounts had not been used recently, staff added.

This week, Facebook has been subjected to intense criticism for leaving President Donald Trump's Facebook and Instagram posts labeled on Twitter as glorifying violence.

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