Hate on the net: Facebook locks in America accounts, an extreme right-wing group

Facebook has locked on to its platforms, approximately 320 accounts, 28 pages and more than 100 groups in America to violence-seeking right-wing network. The an

Hate on the net: Facebook locks in America accounts, an extreme right-wing group

Facebook has locked on to its platforms, approximately 320 accounts, 28 pages and more than 100 groups in America to violence-seeking right-wing network. The anti-government network will be classified as a "dangerous Organisation", and of all the platforms, banished, told Facebook on Tuesday. Also Posts that expressed support for the organization, would in the future be deleted, it said. Facebook was last, by a boycott of Advertising come under pressure, harder against hateful and racist content.

the network is, therefore, to groups, based loosely on the extreme right-wing Boogaloo movement, and sometimes also their name. "It actively seeks to promote violence against civilians, security forces, officials and government institutions," said Facebook. Therefore, 220 Facebook had been deleted, Accounts and 95 of the accounts in Instagram. In addition to more than 400 groups and 100 pages had been deleted, which would have also violated Facebook's policies, and similar content, such as the network spread. Boogaloo-content, calling for violence, would always be deleted, said Facebook.

Facebook was due to its many as a hesitant perceived, in dealing with problematic content, the last increasingly on the Defensive. Many companies – including well-known names such as Coca-Cola, Unilever, Starbucks and Volkswagen, announced their advertising in social networks as a result of the debate to hateful messages until further notice to suspend.

Between freedom of expression and hate messages

Facebook refers to the right to freedom of expression, has recently announced, however, to do more against Hate speech. The company said on Tuesday: "as long As there is in the physical world after violence, resistive movements, they are also trying to digital platforms to exploit."

Facebook was not been criticized, among other things, that the company was going on other than Twitter against controversial Posts of President Donald Trump. In addition, the death of the African-American George Floyd during a police operation and the subsequent protests, the debate on racism have given the clear momentum. Just yesterday, the platform Reddit in the fight against hatred had embassies met in the network 2000 groups locked – many of whom are supporters of the President were. As the reason for the blocking of Reddit called the continued violation of the guidelines. The streaming platform Twitch locked in the meantime, even the Account of Donald Trump himself.

Updated Date: 01 July 2020, 20:19

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