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What is antifa, and why is it all over my timeline?

Posted on AllSides July 2nd, 2020
From The Left

In the weeks since protests erupted after the death of George Floyd, one mysterious word has consistently popped up in press briefings, cable news broadcasts and social media posts: antifa.

President Donald Trump has tweeted several times about the left-wing movement since late May, likening it to "other wacko groups of anarchists." Attorney General William Barr said violent demonstrations appeared to have been planned by "far-left extremist groups and anarchic groups using antifa-like tactics."

Meanwhile, conservative outlets like Fox News and the Washington Times have aired similar claims about...

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