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Facebook Takes Down Pro-Trump Group For False Election Claims

The Fb group had ballooned to greater than 365,000 members in someday. (File)

Fb on Thursday mentioned it had taken down a quickly rising group the place supporters of US President Donald Trump posted misinformation, violent rhetoric and arranged protests in opposition to the baseless declare that Democrats had been stealing the election. The group had ballooned to greater than 365,000 members in someday.

In keeping with the distinctive measures that we’re taking throughout this era of heightened rigiditywe’ve got eliminated the Group ‘Cease the Steal,’ which was creating real-world occasions,” mentioned a Fb spokeswoman mentioned in a press release.

“The group was organized across the delegitimization of the election course of, and we noticed worrying requires violence from some members of the group.”

The “Cease the Steal” group, which known as for “boots on the bottom to guard the integrity of the vote,” had ready for Fb to take motion, directing new members to an e mail sign-up web page “within the occasion that social media censors this group.”

The group was run by the Trump motion group Girls for America First. The non-profit organized protests in opposition to COVID-19 restrictions and supported Trump throughout his impeachment listening to. An e mail and a phone message left with Girls for America First was not instantly returned.

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