White nationalist group posing as antifa called for violence on Twitter - 2020-06-01

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F0.png White nationalist group posing as antifa called for violence on Twitter June 1, 2020, Ben Collins, NBC News

A Twitter account claiming to belong to a national "antifa" organization and pushing violent rhetoric related to ongoing protests has been linked to the white nationalist group Identity Evropa, according to a Twitter spokesperson.

The spokesperson said the account violated the company's platform manipulation and spam policy, specifically the creation of fake accounts. Twitter suspended the account after a tweet that incited violence.

As protests were taking place in multiple states across the U.S. Sunday night, the newly created account, @ANTIFA_US, tweeted, "Tonight's the night, Comrades," with a brown raised fist emoji and "Tonight we say 'F -- - The City' and we move into the residential areas... the white hoods.... and we take what's ours …"

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{{cite news | first = Ben | last = Collins | author2 = Brandy Zadrozny; Emmanuelle Saliba | title = White nationalist group posing as antifa called for violence on Twitter | url = https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/twitter-takes-down-washington-protest-disinformation-bot-behavior-n1221456 | work = NBC News | date = June 1, 2020 | accessdate = June 2, 2020 }}