An internal Facebook document reveals that the social media giant monitors its users’ offline behavior as part of how the company determines whether a person should be classified as a “Hate Agent,” as reported by the Washington Pundit.
Titled “Hate Agent Policy Review,” the document reveals that Facebook employs a series of “signals” which include a person’s behavior both on and off the platform. Once determined to be a “hate agent,” a person is banned from the platform.
If you praise the wrong individuals, interview them, or appear at events alongside them, Facebook may categorize you as a “hate agent.”
Facebook may also categorize you as a hate agent if you self-identify with or advocate for a “Designated Hateful Ideology,” if you associate with a “Designated Hate Entity” (one of the examples cited by Facebook as a “hate entity” includes Islam critic Tommy Robinson), or if you have “tattoos of hate symbols or hate slogans.”
(The document cites no examples of these, but the media and “anti-racism” advocacy groups increasingly label innocuous items as “hate symbols,” including a cartoon frog and the “OK” hand sign.)
Facebook will also categorize you as a hate agent for possession of “hate paraphernalia,” although the document provides no examples of what falls into this category.
Facebook may even brand someone a hate agent for “statements made in private but later made public,” according to the report. Even merely “advocating for an ethnostate” can get you so branded, though of course what is really meant is “advocating for an ethnostate for White people, since Blacks, Mestizos, and most of all Jews are perfectly free to advocate for their own ethnostates and neither Facebook nor any of the other social media giants deem it “hateful.”
In addition, Facebook may categorize you as a “hate agent” merely for speaking neutrally about individuals and organizations that the social network considers “hateful.”