Facebook bans 'violent' Boogaloo-linked network

01 Juillet, 2020, 04:42 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Facebook purges US 'boogaloo' extremists trying to kickstart a new civil war

Facebook took action to remove a network of accounts Tuesday related to the "boogaloo" movement, a firearm-obsessed anti-government ideology that focuses on preparing for and potentially inciting a USA civil war.

The Facebook bans come amid a renewed push to cleanse social media platforms of conservatives and those right-of-center, with similar purges on Monday targeting pro-Trump accounts on Twitch and Reddit, as well as a number of other right-leaning figures on YouTube. The social network is not banning all references to "boogaloo" and said it is only removing groups, accounts and pages when they have a "clear connection to violence or a credible threat to public safety".

The loose movement is named after "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo", a 1984 sequel to a movie about breakdancing.

The move by Facebook designates this group as a risky organization similar to the Islamic State group and white supremacists, both of which are already banned from its service.

Facebook said the movement dates back to 2012 and that it has been tracking it closely since a year ago.

The Boogaloo movement rose to national prominence during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown protests.

Earlier in June, Steven Carrillo, an Air Force sergeant with ties to the boogaloo movement, fatally shot a federal security officer and wounded his partner outside a US courthouse, ambushed and killed a California sheriff's deputy and injured four other officers in Oakland, California. In the letter, addressed to Mark Zuckerberg, lawmakers cited activity by members of boogaloo groups as part of Facebook's "failure to address the hate spreading on its platform".

Former Governor Chris Christie On Trump: He is Losing
He sought again Tuesday to draw sharp contrasts with his own experience and style as a former vice president and longtime senator. Biden delivered his remarks just miles from his residence, where he's spent most of his campaign time since early March.

Africa Cup of Nations: Men's competition moved to 2022, women's tournament cancelled
It is understood that CAF feels there might not be enough for the qualifiers to be concluded in time for the AFCON. CAF's executive committee also announced that the 2020 CAF Awards ceremony will be cancelled.

Repurposed HIV Drug Ineffective in Treating COVID-19, Say Oxford Researchers
Many trials of lopinavir-ritonavir are underway to see if it improves symptoms in adult patients hospitalised with severe COVID-19.

The statement was followed by two fire emojis and a link to a YouTube video showing a large crowd attacking two California Highway Patrol vehicles.

Facebook announced that is banning a far-right antigovernment "boogaloo" group from its platform. According to the FBI "soup bois" may be a term that followers of the boogaloo movement used to refer to federal law enforcement agents.

Violent and extremist groups are increasingly turning to encrypted communications networks and fringe social platforms with no content moderation to congregate, which makes them more hard to track.

Facebook (FB) on Tuesday banned hundreds of accounts, groups and pages that it said were linked to the Boogaloo movement, a loosely organized extremist collective whose members have occasionally shown up armed to racial justice and anti-quarantine protests around the country. The social network also removed 400 additional groups and 100 more pages that it said hosted content similar to that of the banned Boogaloo accounts.

Facebook said that it had seen no evidence of foreign entities covertly amplifying the movement. Ninety-five accounts on Facebook-owned Instagram also got the boot.

Advocacy groups Facebook in April that the Boogaloo movement was organizing on its platform.

Conseillé:



Populaire

Klopp urges Liverpool fans to celebrate title 'in private'
Klopp said fans should celebrate in a safe way in private settings to avoid spreading the disease. Klopp also praised the "incredible supporters of an incredible club in an incredible city".

Chesapeake Energy Files For Bankruptcy Protection
Chesapeake has secured a $925 million in debtor-in-possession financing from certain lenders under its revolving credit facility. It has been in negotiations with its primary creditors on a restructuring agreement, the company said in a statement Sunday.

Comportements "haineux": Twitch et Reddit s'attaquent à Trump et à ses partisans
La décision de Reddit prouve aussi que les plateformes sont poussées dans leurs retranchements. Le tour de vis se poursuit pour Donald Trump sur les réseaux sociaux.

MS to remove Confederate emblem from state flag
A commission will design a new flag that can not have the symbol and must include the words "In God We Trust ". Business groups said the banner hinders economic development in one of the poorest states in the nation.

Coronavirus: US officials warn 'this is just the beginning'
"I would not be surprised if we go up to to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around, and so I am very concerned", Fauci said . In parts of Texas and Arizona, hospital intensive care beds for COVID-19 patients are in short supply.

65 new cases, 3 deaths in Douglas County
In addition, 32 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed by Catawba County Public Health Monday, increasing the overall total to 808. There are two new cases reported today, and the state says there was an increase of 60 cases in the past two weeks.

OM : après Payet, d'autres efforts espérés
L'OM s'attaque à trois autres gros salaires! Il sera donc plus difficile d'accepter de lisser son salaire sur une longue durée. Un deal gagnant-gagnant, ou plutôt "win-win" pour l'américanophile Jacques-Henri Eyraud.

Loïc Rémy va signer à Benevento
Alors que tous les voyants étaient quasiment au vert pour la prolongation de son contrat , Loïc Rémy ne veut plus rester au LOSC . Cependant, l'international français (30 matchs, 7 buts) a changé d'avis et semble désormais décidé à rejoindre le Calcio.

Cineworld cinemas delay re-opening until July 31
Cinemas in England are, in theory, allowed to reopen this weekend, on 4 July, with Odeon now planning to stick to this date. But while some film venues look set to open as early as possible, one of the major chains has in fact delayed its reopening.

Barcelona and Juventus confirm Arthur, Pjanic swap deals
He was brought up in Luxembourg and initially made his name in French football with Metz and then Lyon. Arthur arrived at Barcelona in the summer of 2018 from Gremio .