Clear. 79.8   F New York
AI-Powered News Summarizer
Technology

Facebook bans hundreds of accounts related to the Boogaloo extremist movement

June 30, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Facebook on Tuesday banned hundreds of accounts, groups and pages that it said were linked to the Boogaloo movement, a loosely organized extremist collective whose members have occasionally shown up armed to racial justice and anti-quarantine protests around the country.

(CNN Business)Facebook (FB) on Tuesday banned hundreds of accounts, groups and pages that it said were linked to the Boogaloo movement, a loosely organized extremist collective whose members have occasionally shown up armed to racial justice and anti-quarantine protests around the country.

In a separate move, Facebook issued another batch of bans Tuesday targeting more than 400 groups and 100 pages that hosted "similar content" praising or supporting the movement but that Facebook said were not primarily operated by members of the first network and did not appear to promote as much violence.

But, Facebook officials told reporters on a conference call, the platform's enforcement on Tuesday is directed at users who sought to co-opt the movement's symbols — such as igloos and Hawaiian shirts — to promote violence, and that non-violent Boogaloo content may still be referenced on Facebook.

Summarizer is on Google News. Now you can get the latest AI summarized news on your favorite news platform.

Don't like Google News? We have an RSS Feed for you.

Suggestions