Facebook starts deleting messages calling for protests against quarantine measures in the United States
According to Stone, we are talking about publications, the authors of which have urged residents of the states of California, New Jersey, and Nebraska to come to rallies to lift restrictions imposed by the epidemic. Stone added that the moderators deleted the posts after the company contacted authorities in the listed states to discuss the situation. In addition, Facebook has contacted authorities in several other states to find out if anti-quarantine protests are banned in their territories.
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“If the authorities have not prohibited demonstrations during the quarantine period, Facebook will authorize the organization of the event. For the same reason, events that the social distance rules established by the authorities are not authorized on Facebook” said Stone.
As a reminder, Facebook had previously announced that the fakies on the coronavirus will be deleted from the social network. The company subsequently banned the publication of advertisements related to the coronavirus. The other day, it became known that Facebook canceled all major offline events until June 2021.
According to the latest data, more than 818,744 have reported infected with coronavirus in the United States, including 45,318 dead and 82,923 recovered, and globally approximately 2.5 million have been affected by the virus with 177,459 dead and 690,219 recovered.