Facebook on Monday removed a network of pages connected to it Trump’s former strategist Stephen Kay. Bannon Worked together to give false information about the presidential election.
The company said that it had removed seven pages related to it. Stop stealing The hashtag, a reference to the baseless accusations of conservatives that Democrats stole in last week’s election. The pages chased around 2.5 million people.
Facebook spokesman Andy Stone said, “We have removed several groups of activity to artificially boost to artificially boost.” “This includes a group that was originally called Stop the Steel, which later became the Gay Communist for Socialism and misled people about its purpose using deceptive tactics.”
The move is a recent example of Facebook’s extensive crackdown on misinformation about the election. In recent weeks, the company has removed more types of content and Take more steps to crack down on lies, Although it stated that the measures are temporary and focused on the period surrounding the election.
Conservatives, Following President Trump’s statements, Has used stop ideas to form groups and coordinate protests on the Internet. On Thursday, Facebook took the biggest stop of the Stop Facebook group, which attracted more than 320,000 followers in less than 24 hours.
But other groups popped up. Facebook took action on him after Avazaz, a progressive nonprofit that monitors digital disinformation, contacted social networks about their spread.
Some pages were linked to Mr. Bannon’s page on Facebook, the company said. This has temporarily prevented some of their Facebook permissions, including the ability to create posts, but allowed their account to remain on the site. First washington post Reported Action by Facebook.
A spokesman for Mr. Bannon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
One step after another was not taken by Twitter, which on Thursday suspended an account related to Mr Bannon as he posted a video stating that infectious disease specialist Dr. Anthony Fauci and Christopher A. , Should be beheaded. Mr. Bannon made the comments during the livestream of his show “War Room: Pandemic”.
A Twitter spokesperson said, “The @arRoomPandemic account has been permanently suspended for violating Twitter rules, particularly our policy on glorification of violence.”