Facebook’s blacklist of dangerous individuals and organizations has been leaked to the public.
A reproduced snapshot, published by The Intercept on Tuesday, features 100 pages of more than 4,000 groups and individuals that the social media giant classifies under “terror,” “hate,” “crime,” “militarized social movement” or “violent non-state actor” designations. . .
In a lengthy Twitter thread, Facebook’s policy director for counterterrorism and dangerous organizations, Brian Fishman, confirmed that a version of the DOI list had been leaked but emphasized that it is “not comprehensive.” He added that defining and identifying dangerous organizations is “extremely difficult,” noting there is “no hard and fast definitions agreed upon by everyone.” . . .
“While we ban thousands of organizations, including over 250 white supremacist groups, under these rules, we also update this list as new ones emerge,” he said. “This is an adversarial space, so we try to be as transparent as possible, while also prioritizing security, limiting legal risks and preventing opportunities for groups to get around our rules.”
Though Fishman does not condone the Intercept’s leak, he noted in his Twitter thread that Facebook would use it as an opportunity to get better. (Read more from “Leaked Facebook Document Reveals Blacklist of ‘Dangerous’ Organizations, Individuals” HERE)