Social media users are circulating screenshots of tweets calling for violence, purportedly posted by an account posing as a national “Antifa” organization. This claim is false.
The tweets call for moving into residential areas and “white hoods” and contain offensive language. Some also display the hashtag “BlacklivesMaters”
Facebook told Reuters reporters that the false Antifa tweets, widely circulated as screenshots, were tied to a white nationalist group attempting to spread misinformation. Twitter did not immediately respond for comment.
It is not clear how many, if any, of the protesters participating in demonstrations across the country are from Antifa, which experts note is not an organization but rather an amorphous movement.