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Decision to not take down far-right group’s Facebook page before fatal shooting an ‘operational mistake’: Zuckerberg

Screenshot of Mark Zuckerberg's video

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted that the company had made a "mistake" last week by not removing a page and event that had called for violence ahead of Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests in Wisconsin, USA. In a video posted on his official Facebook profile, he said that many people had reported the page, and that the decision to not remove it was "largely an operational mistake". The page Zuckerberg was referring to belonged to the "Kenosha Guard", a self-described militia group, which had issued a "call to arms" before the BLM protests  were held in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Shooting of Jacob Blake: The protests were a reaction to an officer of Kenosha's police department shooting Jacob S. Blake, an African-American man. The officer was called to the location to investigate a domestic disturbance incident. He shot Blake multiple times in the back when the latter was trying to enter his car to check on his children. Two protestors shot dead: The following week saw major protests happen in Kenosha, which were part of the larger Black Lives Movement. On last Tuesday, far-right group Kenosha Guard listed an event on its Facebook page. It called for members to arm themselves and "protect their lives and property". That night, a 17-year-old male opened fire into a group of anti-racism protestors, killing two of them. Kenosha Guard's Facebook page was taken down only the next morning. Kenosha Guard page and event were reported by 'a bunch of people' Before being taken down, the…

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