An investigation by The Intercept posted a Facebook document that lists more than 4,000 individuals and organizations that the company considers dangerous.
According to the outlet, “almost everyone on the list is considered an enemy or threat by the United States or its allies,” and more than half consists of suspected foreign terrorists.
The list includes affiliates of the Islamic State and Al Qaeda, along with Hamas and Hezbollah. The Taliban, the Houthis of Yemen and entities linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran are also part of it.
Other protagonists of this controversial classification are the communist parties of India and the Philippines, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, some gangs in the United States, drug cartels such as Sinaola, Tijuana and Los Zetas, as well as hate groups such as those headed by Nazi and fascist leaders, and various xenophobic groups today. The list can be consulted in its entirety at this link.
Until now, Mark Zuckerberg’s company had not shared such a list despite the recommendations made by its content advisory board, made up of independent experts.
“Like other technology companies, we have not shared the list to limit legal risk, limit security risks and minimize opportunities for groups to circumvent the rules,” the director of counterterrorism and organizations policy noted via Twitter. Dangerous Facebook, Brian Fishman.
[Work Thread] A version of Facebook’s Dangerous Organizations and Individuals list was leaked today. I want to provide some context, especially about our legal obligations, and point out some inaccuracies and mischaracterizations in the coverage. 1/n
— Brian Fishman (@brianfishman) October 12, 2021
This internal report published by the site collects Facebook’s moderation lists for the application of its policy of dangerous individuals and organizations, therefore, publications by these groups are prohibited on the platform.