Aug 7, 2019

Facebook briefly removes Area 51 event 'by accident'

A Facebook page encouraging people to storm the so-called Area 51 US Air Force base was removed from the social network at the weekend - but has now been reinstated. "What happened with the event? It disappeared a couple [of] days ago and is now back," wrote one Facebook user on the reinstated Area 51 page. Area 51 has long been the focus of conspiracy theories that allege the base conceals information on alien life and technology. While there is no proof for this, there are many fans of the theory and this has made Area 51 an iconic location in alien-themed popular culture. The real Area 51 is officially known as Homey Airport and is north of Las Vegas in the state of Nevada.

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