Patreon allowing fundraising for communists planning violent revolution

Far Left WatchWe recently published a report that detailed the “Manifest Observable Behavior” of a few different far-left Patreon users. Shorty after it was published, we received a tip alerting us that the Red Guards Austin, an armed Antifa cell that openly calls for “revolutionary violence”, is also raising funds on the platform.

We have extensively reported on the violent and often illegal activity of Red Guards Austin (RGA). Like many Antifa cells, RGA uses tech platforms to recruit, radicalize, and mobilize other far-left extremists; this particular cell has almost eight thousand Facebook followers. While big tech companies have been systematically censoring conservatives and right-of-center influencers, violent far-left groups appear to be free to openly violate the Terms of Service for these platforms without any consequences. The same appears to be true with Patreon as this violent extremist group has an active account and explicitly says they are “creating revolution”.

In many of the pictures, they are holding honest-to-god firearms on public streets, wearing masks, and burning Donald Trump in effigy. And yet Patreon allows them to fundraise while deplatforming conservatives?

This entry was published Sun Dec 23 08:47:20 CST 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-12-23 08:47:20.0. [Tweet]

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