The firm stated it’s taken down a “vital quantity” of posts however that it “might take a while to scale up our enforcement” of the brand new coverage.
Since the November election, supporters of Donald Trump have used the “cease the steal” moniker to unfold conspiracy theories in regards to the election and name for an armed response. “Stop the steal” teams first cropped up on Facebook within the days after the election, and later unfold to platforms like Parler after the corporate started taking them down.
Additionally, Facebook stated that it’s going to floor dependable information in regards to the inauguration to customers in its information tab and that “after the inauguration, our label on posts that try to delegitimize the election outcomes will mirror that Joe Biden is the sitting president.” The firm may even proceed its pause on political adverts, in addition to the restrictions on posts in Facebook teams which have a historical past of encouraging hate speech. Last week, Mark Zuckerberg stated the social community would droop Trump from its platform “no less than the subsequent two weeks till the peaceable transition of energy is full.”