What is AntifaWatch?
AntifaWatch was launched in May of 2020 in response to the nationwide riots that left 20+ people dead and $2 billion in damage. This project exists to document and track Antifa and the Extremist Left using arrest records, social media and other legal open resources. Antifa is a loosely organized group of anarchists and communists that was identified by the DoJ as involved in domestic terrorism
We have always been independent and built the the project with no funding or outside support beyond crypto sent by supporters. Our original goal was document how left wing extremists were not being held accountable in the courts, and as such this was producing more violence via arrest and court tracking. In the years since, we've expanded to doing a variety of different tracking and research.
What does AntifaWatch do?• Track individuals involved in groups and actions in our Database (see more below)
• Track arrests and court cases relating to antifa and the extremist left
• Track antifa and the extremist left groups
• Write and share this news with the public on here and on social media
• Attempt to identify currently unidentified extremists
• Social media analysis and visualization
• Archive data (video, social media data, news stories, etc)
How Does the Database Work?We take crowdsourced submissions of Antifa & the Extremist Left, vet them for authenticity, proof, and sources then approve them for AntifaWatch Database. Where they become a searchable Extremist tracking and anti-violence resource.
You can make submissions via the Report page. Please include news stories, arrest records and other relating information so that the report meets our guidelines and can be approved.
AntifaWatch Database CriteriaWe approve database reports of people who engage in the following to AntifaWatch :
• Involvement in an Antifa cell group
• Involvement in an Antifa allied group (BAMN, Redneck Revolt, SRA, JBGC, RAM, PNWYLF, Occupy, The Base, etc)
• Engaging in or encouraging Far Left Violence/Criminality
• Engaging in black bloc Antifa tactics
• Engaging in rioting with Antifa
• Being present/arrested at violent/criminal events where Antifa is present
• Using Antifa rioting to loot or commit other crimes
• Identifying yourself as Antifa (If you say you are, we're going to take you at your word)
• Providing clear ideological support (e.g. encouraging Antifa Violence) or financial support (e.g. Purchasing of weapons)
• Engaging in direct collaboration with left-wing extremist elements
ContactIf there is any incorrect information, illegal content, or bugs please email with a description & link to the problem so we can address it.
SupportThe biggest thing you can do to support this website is to share it, send us good tips, and continue making quality reports.
If you wish to support this project further, please send crypto to one of the following:
Legal/CopyrightTracking extremist political behavior and violence you find unacceptable is not illegal and is well within 1st Amendment Freedom of the press & Political speech protections.
or hundreds of Antifa Blackblogs/Noblogs pages and Twitter accounts, many of which regularly post home addresses, family member addresses, pictures of children, phone numbers, and other private information.
In addition because our content is user-generated we have additional protections from Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
"Online intermediaries that host or republish speech are protected against a range of laws that might otherwise be used to hold them legally responsible for what others say and do. The protected intermediaries include ... basically any online service that publishes third-party content"
Also No, Section 230 Does Not Require Platforms to Be Neutral
Everything on AnitfaWatch falls under fair use as it's being shared from public social media profiles, news articles, and arrest records.
"Fair use defines using copyrighted works for education, research, news reporting, scholarship, criticism and comment as being protected under the Fair Use Doctrine"
AntifaWatch is not a doxing website, take a quick scroll through Browse and the absolute absurdity of that claim shows itself.
All reports are referenced to news articles, arrest records or public social media posts. We are acting as an aggregator of this public information as submitted by users.
We do not share or approve reports with addresses, phone numbers, and other private information such as that defined in Oregon HB3047 that would constitute doxing.
A Report on AntifaWatch is in no way shape or form an accusation of ones involvement in Antifa, terrorism, or terroristic groups. It simply means that based on the best available information the Report in question has met one or more of the criteria listed in AntifaWatch Criteria
We do not accept hacked or pornographic content.
AntifaWatch does not advocate violence or harassment in any way.
AntifaWatch respects jurisdictionally relevant court orders and complete + legitimate DMCA complaints.
AntifaWatch adheres to all laws of the nation where we are hosted (As well as the US).
All parties charged with a criminal offense are presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law
Tags are intended to point out alleged crimes and alleged group involvement or groups that may have been at the same event/riot. They are not a final declaration of guilt or membership.
Do not use any information obtained through AntifaWatch to determine a person's eligibility for credit, insurance, employment, housing (tenant screening), or for any other purpose covered under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). AntifaWatch is not a consumer reporting agency and does not offer consumer reports. AntifaWatch gathers information from public sources, which may not be complete, comprehensive, accurate or even up to date. This website is not a substitute for your own due diligence, especially if you have concerns about a person's criminal history.