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6/30, 11:14 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Facebook removes large piece of 'boogaloo' movement

Facebook Inc. said on Tuesday it has decided to classify a segment of dubbed "boogaloo movement" as a dangerous organization and ban it from its network. In its blog post, the company stated it had abolished over 300 Facebook and Instagram accounts and 106 groups connected to a boogaloo-affiliated network "that actively seeks to commit violence."

All those eliminations came together with an extra takedown of 400 groups and 100 pages that hosted content broadly supportive of the said movement.

"During this process, we work to identify an actor’s goals and whether they have a track record of offline violence. We know the initial elements of the boogaloo movement began as far back as 2012, and we have been closely following its developments since 2019. We understand that the term has been adopted by a range of anti-government activists who generally believe civil conflict in the US is inevitable. But activists are divided over numerous issues, including the goal of a civil conflict, racism and anti-Semitism, and whether to instigate violent conflict or be prepared to react when it occurs," the company noted.

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