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Facebook bans all mentions of “ stop the steal ”

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The company said it had deleted a “significant number” of posts, but that “it may take some time to step up our enforcement” of the new policy.

Since the November election, supporters of Donald Trump have used the nickname “stop flying” to spread election conspiracy theories and call for an armed response. “Stop theft” groups first arose on Facebook in the days after the election, then spread to platforms like Parler after the company started shoot them down.

Additionally, Facebook said it will release reliable information about the inauguration to users in its News tab, and that “following the inauguration, our label on posts that attempt to delegitimize election results will reflect that Joe Biden is the President in office. ” The company will also continue its hiatus on political ads, as well as restrictions on posts. in Facebook groups who are used to encouraging hate speech. Last week, Mark Zuckerberg said that the social network suspend Trump of his platform “at least the next two weeks until the peaceful transition of power is complete.”


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