Who we are
Far Left Watch was founded in 2017 with the mission to investigate, expose, and combat the far-left. Our goal is to:
- Expose the growing threat of far-left extremism
- Provide thoroughly sourced intelligence on far-left organizations and individuals
- Create a safer society by organizing action plans to reduce their influence
Since our launch we have already made a huge impact in exposing far-left extremists and working to reduce their influence.
After receiving an anonymous tip about the Antifa member, Ismael Chamu, we verified the information and then published an article detailing the evidence that implicated him. In this article we encouraged our readers to take action and contact the Mayor of Berkeley, Jesse Arrequin, as well as the Berkeley police department and inform them of this new evidence. Shortly after our campaign was launched Ismael Chamu was arrested.
Shortly after this organization launched we planned and executed a successful campaign to #DefundAntifa. By encouraging our readers to take action on social media we were able to inform Patreon, PayPal, and other fundraising platforms that violent antifa groups were violating their Terms Of Service and this resulted in the termination of their accounts.
The single largest story we have ever broken was our report on John Jay Professor Mike Isaacson, tweeting about his support for antifa and his desire to see “future dead cops”. We published a detailed report with links and screenshots of his tweets and also led a #FireMike campaign to put pressure on John Jay College to remove him from his teaching position. After our original report was picked up and amplified by multiple large news outlets Mike Isaacson was suspended.
When we launched this project the media was still relatively silent about Antifa. After the attack in Charlottesville, however, this changed. They finally started reporting on Antifa but they painted them as a necessary evil and often times attempted to justify their violence. Now, they are rightly denouncing them. We certainly can not take all of even most of the credit for this shift in the narrative but our reporting has certainly helped educate millions of people on the true nature of Antifa and the far left. In our first full year on Twitter we accumulated over 44 thousand followers and over 67million tweet impressions.
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Frequently asked questions
Why don't you report on far-right extremism?
There are multiple organizations that exclusively report on far-right extremism and these organizations generate tens of millions of dollars in donations annually. The fact that there were no equivalent organizations dedicated to monitoring far-left activity is a big reason why Far Left Watch was created.
Is Far Left Watch and "alt-right" website?
No. Prominent far-left websites sometimes label us “alt-right” but these same websites also label people like Ben Shapiro “alt-right”. We oppose fascism, communism, socialism, and all authoritarian political ideologies.
How come you didn't report on the tip I sent?
Thanks for submitting a tip! Many of our reports are the result of anonymous tips. That being said, we get several tips and do not currently have the resources to fully investigate each and every one of them.