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Facebook removes "Unmasking America!" group for spreading Covid-19 misinformation
Facebook removes "Unmasking America!" group for spreading Covid-19 misinformation
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"Unmasking America!", one of the largest anti-mask groups on Facebook, has been removed for the violation of Facebook's policies against spreading misinformation about Covid-19. The group, with almost 10,000 members, was sharing what they called "the TRUTH about masks" and claimed masks would obstruct oxygen flow and that masks were a "psychological anchor for suppression, enslavement and cognitive obedience."

After an inquiry from The Verge, Facebook spokesperson Dami Oyefeso responded: "We have clear policies against promoting harmful misinformation about COVID 19 and have removed this group while we review the others."