Facebook Purges Conservative Commentator Gavin McInnes and Proud Boys Organization

Facebook Purges Conservative Commentator Gavin McInnes and Proud Boys Organization, by Lucas Nolan.

Facebook has reportedly banned conservative commentator and CRTV host Gavin McInnes along with accounts linked to McInnes’ fraternal organization, the Proud Boys. …

Business Insider’s Rob Price notes that many Proud Boys pages and groups — one featuring 20,000 members — have since been deleted: …

Earlier this month, the Proud Boys were involved in altercations with members of Antifa throughout New York. Breitbart News reporter Penny Starr wrote: “New York City Police have released a surveillance video just days after the Metropolitan Republican Club was vandalized and an Antifa-instigated brawl took place over the impending appearance of CRTV host and Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes.”

Antifa? Not banned, and still wearing masks (like their Democrat forerunners, the KKK). Selective enforcement.

Anti-Islam activist Tommy Robinson joins Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes’ Australian tour in December. By Frank Chung.

ANTI-ISLAM campaigner Tommy Robinson has announced he will join Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes on his Australian tour in December, in a move likely to increase pressure on the government to ban the right-wing activists from entering the country. …

The tour, dubbed “The Deplorables”, is being organised by Penthouse magazine and follows controversial visits by right-wing provocateurs Milo Yiannopoulos and Lauren Southern, both of which were marred by clashes between attendees and protesters.

There are growing calls for McInnes to have his visa rejected on character grounds. The former Vice co-founder has described his Proud Boys group as a “gang” and encourages members to brawl with left-wing groups like Antifa. …

In his Facebook video, Robinson said he knew there would be “a lot of people trying to stop” his visit and that there would be “many people who know very little about me spreading lies and rumours and just out and out bulls**t about who I am and what I stand for”.

“They’ll be saying I’m a white supremacist,” he said. “For the record, I despise white supremacy. I’ve got a 10-year history of battling and confronting genuine Nazis. The real far-right hate me and despise me in my own country, I’m known as a race traitor.” …

Penthouse publisher Damien Costas … claimed McInnes “doesn’t advocate violence at all”. “He’s a comedian, he advocates self-defence,” he said.

“It’s easy to take what he says out of context and silly to do so. For a number of years, conservatives, especially in the US, have been told to turn the other cheek and take a beating from groups like Antifa because violence is wrong. Now it’s at the point where it’s expected. That’s just wrong.”

He added historically “in many cases, the authorities haven’t intervened”. “There’s now an attitude that if the police are not going to get involved, the victims should hit back,” he said. “That’s a very sad state of affairs.”

hat-tip Scott of the Pacific