Since the shocking Nazi rally in Charlottesville over the weekend, which included a disturbing murder, Facebook seems to be increasing its policing of racist hate groups.
“Our hearts go out to the people affected by the tragic events in Charlottesville,” said a Facebook spokesperson.
“Facebook does not allow hate speech or praise of terrorist acts or hate crimes, and we are actively removing any posts that glorify the horrendous act committed in Charlottesville.”
A reporter from Buzzfeed was the first to point out the changes at Facebook.
Facebook tells me it's removed the following pages since this weekend: pic.twitter.com/cwBOGvwQt2
— Alex Kantrowitz (@Kantrowitz) August 15, 2017
One can’t help but notice one of the groups was called “Genuine Donald Trump,” which once again indicates the impact the president is having on emboldening these individuals.
Facebook also removed the event page for the Charlottesville rally after determining they were connected to “hate organizations.”
Other reporting indicates the same cleaning is taking place on Reddit, where a number of far-right and neo-nazi communities were being deleted.
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