Facebook Tells You to Report Anyone You Know Who ‘May become an Extremist’


That's anyone even mildly right of centre.


Facebook users have begun to receive orwellian messages warning them they ‘may have been exposed to extremist content’ and asking if they need support, as well as, most worrying of all, asking them to report anyone they know who ‘may be becoming an extremist’.


The warnings began popping up Thursday and have little indication of what the platform considers to be ‘extremist content’, which appears to be anything even mildly right wing.


Thousands of Facebook users have begun receiving the messages, posting them on Twitter:

In wording that may come back to haunt Facebook the message goes on to state:

Then it becomes even more Orwellian, complete with thoughtcrime and news-speak:

The page links to a group called Life After Hate. The About description on their website reads:


'Our Mission -Life After Hate is committed to helping people leave the violent far-right to connect with humanity and lead compassionate lives.'


'Our Programs -Our primary goal is to interrupt violence committed in the name of ideological or religious beliefs. We do this through education, interventions, academic research, and outreach.'

Note that there is no definition of what ‘violent far-right’ means, and, as we know for silicon valley, they believe that anyone not extreme l