The levels of hate and bigotry in America have not diminished, a rep for the Southern Poverty Law Center told the Associated Press.
The decision, announced Wednesday, was in response to various local, state and federal officials asking people not to travel to Washington, D.C.
Seven of the entities — which pulled in a total of $2.5 million in taxpayer funds — are listed as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center, NBC News revealed.
With many Americans vulnerable to fascist ideologies during the pandemic, the study warns, Facebook could be fertile ground for recruitment.
AIPAC suggested that certain House Democrats are pushing anti-Semitic policies and pose a "more sinister" threat to Israel than ISIS.
The lawsuit, filed by the Center for Immigration Studies -- which the Southern Poverty Law Center deems a hate group -- was tossed by a federal judge.
Politicians and civil rights groups praised the policy change but some questioned whether the social media giant had gone far enough.
"We meant no disrespect but had to take a stand against the negative things that went on," said guard Breein Tyree.
The Facebook account for a Virginia police sergeant shows connections to a "neo-Volkisch" white nationalist group.
The neo-fascist group's members were involved in an assault on protesters in New York this month.