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2020-09-05T22:30:02+00:00

Facebook removes accounts belonging to far-right group "Patriot Prayer"

Facebook removes accounts belonging to far-right group "Patriot Prayer"
Joey Gibson speaking at the Patriot Prayer and Solidarity Against Hate demonstrations in Seattle, 2017 Credit: Tiffany Von Arnim from Seattle / Wikimedia Commons (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0)

Facebook has removed accounts and pages belonging to the far-right group "Patriot Prayer" and its founder Joey Gibson to remove "violent social militias" from its platform, so a company spokesperson.

"We have seen growing movements that, while not directly organizing violence, have celebrated violent acts, shown that they have weapons and suggest they will use them, or have individual followers with patterns of violent behavior," so Facebook in a blog post.

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