advertisement
Forums

 

AAPL stock: Click Here

You are currently viewing the 'Friendly' Political Ranting forum
Facebook removes 200,000 member QAnon group over hate and harassment claims
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: August 09, 2020 01:28PM
We'll show them. Mass rally at the Convention in Charlotte, NC! (Bring extra ammo)

Facebook removes 200,000 member QAnon group over hate and harassment claims
[www.engadget.com]

Facebook just took down one of the larger targets in its crackdown on QAnon conspiracy theories. The social network told Reuters that it had removed Official Q/Qanon, a group with almost 200,000 members, after multiple posts reportedly violated policies against harassment, hate, and potentially harmful misinformation. The shutdown took effect August 4th, Facebook said, but wasn’t disclosed until August 6th (and publicized on the 7th).

The company added that it was keeping an eye on other QAnon groups on the site.

This comes just a couple of weeks after Twitter banned thousands of accounts spreading the unsupported conspiracy theory.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Facebook removes 200,000 member QAnon group over hate and harassment claims
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: August 09, 2020 02:38PM
Shutting them down is not enough. Members should be put on a list and tracked to make sure they don't reconstitute another group a week later.



In tha 360. MRF User Map
Options:  Reply • Quote
Re: Facebook removes 200,000 member QAnon group over hate and harassment claims
Posted by: deckeda
Date: August 09, 2020 03:41PM
Quote
Filliam H. Muffman
Shutting them down is not enough. Members should be put on a list and tracked to make sure they don't reconstitute another group a week later.

OK but you’re talking about FB here, which can barely manage to swat the first fly, let alone the rest.
Options:  Reply • Quote
Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.

Click here to login

Online Users

Guests: 216
Record Number of Users: 186 on February 20, 2020
Record Number of Guests: 5122 on October 03, 2020