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Tue Jun 30, 2020, 09:55 PM

Facebook bans boogaloo groups, but some smaller groups remain

Source: CNET

Facebook is changing its stance on the boogaloo movement. The social media company said Tuesday that it's banning a network associated with the far-right extremist movement, labeling it a "dangerous organization." Previously, Facebook opted to leave many such groups alone.

The company said it took down a core set of 220 Facebook accounts, 95 accounts on Facebook-owned Instagram, 28 pages and 106 groups affiliated with the boogaloo movement. It also removed an additional 400 groups and 100 Pages that contained similar content but were maintained by accounts outside the core boogaloo network.

"In order to make Facebook as inhospitable to this violent US-based anti-government network as possible, we conducted a strategic network disruption of their presence," Facebook wrote in a blog post. "This is the latest step in our commitment to ban people who proclaim a violent mission from using our platform."

Facebook says it doesn't allow violence and incitement, hate speech, racism, harassment, white nationalist or white separatist content on its site, and that it will remove any posts or comments that violate those policies. But a lot still gets past Facebook's censors, including an alleged murder that was planned by boogaloo members on its platform and countless groups dedicated to spreading racist memes and misinformation.



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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Tuesday OP
sakabatou Tuesday #1
marble falls Tuesday #2
rpannier Tuesday #4
ancianita Tuesday #3
Hekate Wednesday #5
Johnny2X2X Wednesday #6

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 10:56 PM

1. Long ways to go, FB

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:04 PM

2. And how!

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:43 PM

4. Journey of a thousand miles

begins with taking as many steps as needed until no one is watching any longer and you can go back to what you were doing before

- Chinese Proverb, modified to fit facecrook

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jun 30, 2020, 11:06 PM

3. Just like that, content cleanup. Less about the right thing or unhappy employees,

and more about the corporate boycott.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 01:34 AM

5. It's a start

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 08:40 AM

6. They knew about them long ago

This group recruited terrorists, plotted attacks, and coordinating assassinations using Facebook, and Facebook knew all about it every step of the way. Now that they've killed several people Facebook is finally getting around to taking down their hate filled accounts. They are pathetic.

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