of “boogaloo” groups on its platform — it throws out many of them.
After a violent network breaking the policy of the company’s dangerous people
and organisations, the social media-giant has banned accounts and pages of the
pro-civil war group.
disruption,” Facebook primarily deleted 220 accounts, 106 groups, 28 pages
and 95 Instagram accounts, while hosting related material maintained on
accounts outside the network was provided by 400 additional group and 100
boogaloo content, including 800 posts over the past two months, that explicitly
advocated violence. The reach of groups and pages by excluding recommendations
was also limited.
that much of the movement is violent. It “actively supports” violence
against civilians, officials of the government and police, said Facebook, and
several actual attacks have occurred in the last months.
than usual. Many boogalo supporters are effectively classified as hate groups.
They are. Although there are clearly violent boogalooists, they also have a
relatively different basis, including some non-violent government critics.