Dec 8, 2020

Wimborne Militia in Facebook battle after accounts disabled

Historical re-enactors who have had their Facebook accounts frozen fear it is because they have been mistaken for US right-wing militia. The accounts of five members of the Wimborne Militia have been disabled, leaving them unable to post photos and content. In August, the social media platform began taking down or restricting accounts backing right-wing conspiracies and US militia groups. Wimborne Militia, which currently has about 60 members and recreates historical events such as the Battle of Monmouth, is well known at local events, such as the annual switching on of the Christmas lights in Wimborne. A spokesman for the Wimborne Militia said: "All we can imagine is that we've been caught up in an algorithm of deleting those pages because we've got 'militia' in our title and we refer to the militia in our personal accounts."

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