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Mon Jul 6, 2020, 05:44 AM

How Facebook and the White House let the 'boogaloo' movement grow

Facebook on Tuesday removed extremist ‘boogaloo’ groups, but experts say the move is ‘too little, too late’

Lois Beckett

Wed 1 Jul 2020 10.05 EDTLast modified on Wed 1 Jul 2020 13.07 EDT

For months, in private and public Facebook groups, young American men have discussed killing federal agents and how to prepare for a coming civil war.

They have shared carefully posed photographs of their guns and body armor and posted tributes to people they see as martyrs to government oppression.

This anti-government “boogaloo” rhetoric has already been publicly linked to at least least 15 arrests and five deaths, including the murder of a federal security guard and a sheriff’s deputy in California, according to media reports and analysts who track extremists.

Facebook, the primary social media platform for boogaloo discussions, announced on Tuesday that it was banning a network of violent “boogaloo” groups, and designating them as a dangerous organization similar to the Islamic State group and white supremacists. Researchers who have followed the growth of Boogaloo on the platform say the move was “too little, too late”.


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Mon Jul 6, 2020, 11:51 AM

1. Impervious imbeciles imminent...

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