Facebook on Tuesday banned hundreds of accounts and groups associated with the “boogaloo” movement, designating a subset of the anti-government extremist network as “violent.”
But Facebook took money from boogaloo-affiliated advertisers for several months before its ban, BuzzFeed News reported.
Some of those ads suggest violence, despite Facebook’s claims that it is cracking down on such content.
Facebook has been facing growing pressure to take stronger action against hate speech and racism on its platform.
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Facebook is banning a network of anti-government extremist “boogaloos” from its platform, calling the group “violent” and designating it as a “dangerous organization,” the company announced Tuesday.
“This is the latest step in our commitment to ban people who proclaim a violent mission from using our platform,” the company said, adding that it had banned “220 Facebook accounts, 95 Instagram accounts, 28 Pages and 106 groups that currently comprise the network.”
But despite those claims, BuzzFeed News reported later Tuesday that, for several months before Facebook’s crackdown, the advertising giant took money from boogaloo accounts that ran ads on Facebook and subsidiary Instagram that openly promoted violence.
One of the ads — some of which were still live …read more
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