Facebook Shuts Down ‘Stop The Steal’ Group Over Election Lies And ‘Calls For Violence’

Facebook pulled the plug on the burgeoning Stop the Steal group Thursday over baseless election corruption claims and “worrying calls for violence,” said a statement from the social media company. Facebook also instituted other restrictions on its platform that it typically reserves for volatile, “at-risk” nations, The Wall Street Journal reported. Stop the Steal was being used to organize nationwide protests against voting results, citing unfounded conspiracy theories that the process was corrupted and Democrats were trying to steal the election. “Democrats are scheming to disenfranchise and nullify Republican votes,” said a blurb about the group in its Facebook profile. “It’s up to us, the American people, to fight and to put a stop to it.”
Publish : 2020-11-06 16:46:00

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