Facebook blocks new events around DC and state capitols

17 Janvier, 2021, 04:24 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler speaks as the House debates the objection to confirm the Electoral College vote

According to a statement released Friday, the tech company is preventing users from creating events near the Capitol, White House and several state capitols.

"We are blocking the creation of any new Facebook events happening in close proximity to locations including the White House, the US Capitol building and any of the state capitol buildings through Inauguration Day", Facebook writes in an update. And we're doing a secondary review of inauguration-related events and removing policy-violating ones.

Facebook says it's blocking accounts and pages based outside the US from creating events within the country as well, as it did in the lead up to and following the USA presidential election.

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These measures are meant to keep people from potentially using the platform to incite violence, Facebook said Friday in an updated company blog post. Some U.S. users may also be banned from creating live videos or events, groups, or pages "based on signals such as repeat violations of our policies", the company added.

More than 20,000 National Guard troops from all 50 states and three US territories are anticipated in D.C.by inauguration day, The Washington Post reported this week.

TNational Guard troops have been seen patrolling around the Capitol building fences, while also stopping drivers at road blocks.

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