The controversial Fb group Defend East County created within the wake of the La Mesa riots in Might has been shut down.
Justin Haskins, a founding father of the non-public group that reached at the least 22,000 members, is now posting through at the least one different group — DEC Conservatives, which features a DEC brand however lists solely 889 members.
“Fascistbook shut Defend East County down,” stated a Haskins publish earlier than 11 a.m. Saturday.
A supply accustomed to DEC informed Occasions of San Diego: “The unique DEC 20okay member group is gone however they nonetheless have Working Class Patriots, Defend San Diego, Choir Boys, DEC Conservatives.”
Fb didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Defend East County was the topic of a number of media investigations, particularly one Aug. 16 by Andrew Dyer of The San Diego Union-Tribune headlined “Racism, QAnon and ‘chilly civil conflict’: Contained in the 20,000-strong Defend East County Fb group.”
The day earlier than one other La Mesa protest Aug. 1, El Cajon resident Haskins informed members in a video: “We now have to defend our lifestyle and the issues that we worth.”
Extra just lately, 50th Congressional District candidates Darrell Issa and Ammar Campa-Najjar have been hammered for showing (individually) on the DEC group being interviewed by Haskins, who additionally goes by Justin N Bama. Campa-Najjar issued an apology amid a firestorm of Democratic criticism.
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Fb Shuts Down ‘Defend East County’ Personal Group, with 22Ok Members was final modified: October 31st, 2020 by
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