Contrary to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's claims, it wasn't the company's content moderation team that took down the event listing of a group that had called for violence in the US, but it was the group's admin who did so, reported Buzzfeed News on Thursday. The report refutes claims made by Facebook just days after a fatal shooting in Kenosha, Wisconsin when the company was facing a PR nightmare for reportedly failing to act on time and delete hate speech against Black Lives Matter protestors. The group Facebook group being referred to is that of the Kenosha Guard, which listed an event calling for violence ahead of BLM protests in Wisconsin, USA. The night the event was scheduled, two protestors were shot dead by a 17-year-old vigilante. Kenosha Guard's group's page and the event were taken down from Facebook the by next morning. Zuckerberg had later claimed that this was done by a special team of experts tasked with enforcing Facebook's new policy on militia organisations. Background: The Black Lives Matter protests were a reaction to the shooting of Jacob S. Blake, an African-American man, by a police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin on August 23. 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. Kenosha Guard issues "call to arms": Amid ongoing protests, on the morning of August 25, Kenosha Guard, a self-described militia…
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s claim that company deleted event calling for violence before shooting untrue: Report
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