These are the 47 Spanish names that appear as proscribed in the black list of Facebook

More than 4,000 people and groups are part of a 'black list' internal moderation prepared by Facebook, which collects the movements that are forbidden to use

These are the 47 Spanish names that appear as proscribed in the black list of Facebook

More than 4,000 people and groups are part of a 'black list' internal moderation prepared by Facebook, which collects the movements that are forbidden to use their platforms because they are related to terrorism or other forms of violent groups.

The internal Facebook reports that The Intercept has published collect the Facebook moderation lists for the application of its policy of dangerous individuals and organizations.

This regulation encompasses the measures of the American company on five areas: hatred, crime, terrorism, paramilitary social movements and violent groups outside states.

As a reference, the policy uses a 'blacklist' with 4,000 people and groups associated with violent activities, and comprising from politicians and writers to hundreds of musical groups and even historical characters already deceased.

All the proscribed Spaniards for Facebook according to the list that The Inercept has published are musical groups of neonazi ideology or people linked with "askatasuna".

"Askatasuna" appears on the list of Facebook terrorist organizations with "Western Europe" as a scope of action.

Apparently, Facebook uses this denomination for the Terrorist Band ETA -pese that its full name is Euskadi Ta Askatasuna - nor does it designate as Spaniards or relate to None of the members of the band to which Facebook includes on its blacklist.

Una listing Estos 38 Etras: Aitzol Mugica Yarza, Alona Munoa Munoa, Angustan Alcalde Figal, Asier Quintana Zorrozua, Cristina Gojeicelaya, Eneko Gogeeascoechea Arronategui, Eusebio Arzallus Tapia, Gorka Palacios Alday, Gorkia Vallejo Torres, Issue Berasategui Escudero, Ivan Apeaza Sancho, Javier Abaunza Martinez, Jon Inaki Perez Aramburu, Jose Antonio Urgoechea, Jose Ignacio Reta Guridi, Juan Luis Rubenach Goni, Kemen Martitegui Simarro, Lexuri Gallastegui Sodupe, Maria Soledad Iparraguirre Guenechea , Miguel Albisu Iriarte, Miguel de Garikoz Aspiazu Rubina, Mikel Otegui Unanue, Paulo Elcoro Ayastuy y penalty orbe Sevillano.

However, while the Neonazi musical groups appear identified as "Spanish", the members of the Terrorist Band are prohibited their participation for their link to "Askatasuna".

In parallel, the Black Facebook list also includes a total of 8 music bands: 14 words, division 250, standard 88, identity generation, white brothers, Band Klan, offensive 88 and Zetme 88.

Musical groups whose point in common is that it is sympathizing bands or near the Spanish Neonazi movement and for which Facebook refers to the "hate" category for their prohibition.

Until now Facebook had not made public this list, despite having received numerous recommendations from its Content Advisory Council, composed of independent experts.

"Like other technological companies, we have not shared the list to limit legal risk, limit security risks and minimize opportunities for groups by enduring the rules," the director of counterterrorism policies has been stated through Twitter and Hazardous Facebook organizations, Brian Fishman.

In addition to the blacklist, The Intercept has also published the internal Facebook moderation documents for its policy of hazardous organizations. Although they are all prohibited, they are structured on three levels according to whether it is allowed or not discussed over them.

In the first rank, the greatest dangerous, users are not allowed to express positive comments or defend people or violent groups, even by facts or activities that are not violent.

This category is reserved especially for the terrorist groups, with nearly 500 criminal organizations, of which more than 250 are white supremacists, as Fishman himself has claimed, compared to the statements of the original report that affirmed a lower severity with these groups.

On the second level, Facebook places violent actors that are not part of states. Users are allowed to express approval by non-violent activities of these groups, but not a "substantial support" to the group in its entirety.

The third and last level is composed of groups that, although they do not exercise violence, they are susceptible to become violent and frequently use the hate's discourse. In this range there are about a thousand militarized social groups, which are prohibited but over which other users are allowed to speak on Facebook.

Brian Fishman has affirmed that the list of violent actors published by The Intercept "is not exhaustive" and that this list "is constantly updated as teams try to mitigate the risk."

Updated Date: 15 October 2021, 18:43

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