Jun 4, 2020

Facebook removes 'inauthentic' George Floyd groups

Facebook has removed a number of Justice for George Floyd groups for exhibiting "Inauthentic behaviour". There has been a surge in membership for Facebook groups supporting the Black Lives Matter movement, following the protests sparked by Mr Floyd's death, on 25 May. But for some it is unclear what the motives of their administrators are. Some of the profiles based outside the US had frequently posted inflammatory images and videos before Facebook intervened. One group, Justice for George Floyd, had almost 2,000 members. Another group, Justice For George Floyd & Latest Updates, was run by a profile claiming to be based in Bangladesh.

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