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Facebook announces it’s cracking down on both QAnon and Antifa

Facebook announces it's cracking down on both QAnon and Antifa

One is a conspiratorial pro-Trump movement that believes Hollywood celebrities and the Democratic Party run a global, satanic child-sex-trafficking ring. The other is a protest movement featuring antifacist activists who sometimes get a bit violent when defending communities, like Charlottesville, Virginia, from white supremacists.

Facebook is cracking down on both.

On Wednesday, Facebook announced sweeping new rules on how it will treat pages, groups, and content posted on its platform and on Instagram that promote violence, such as those related to QAnon, US-based militia organizations, and anarchist groups. Facebook says these policies will also affect those “encouraging riots,” which the company says includes those who “may identify as antifa.” Read more…

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