Facebook is removing a network of accounts linked to the violent ‘boogaloo’ movement | The Verge

acastro_180720_1777_facebook_0001.0 Facebook is removing a network of accounts linked to the violent ‘boogaloo’ movement | The VergeIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge

Facebook has removed a network of anti-government accounts associated with the fringe “boogaloo” movement after designating the group as a dangerous organization, the company said. The network, which represents a subset of the broader movement, actively planned violence, Facebook said, though it declined to share additional details, saying it did not want to interfere with ongoing law enforcement investigations.

On Tuesday afternoon, the company removed:

  • 220 Facebook accounts
  • 95 Instagram accounts
  • 28 Facebook pages
  • 106 Facebook groups

In addition, Facebook removed more than 400 other groups and 100 other pages that were “hosting similar content as the violent network but were maintained by accounts outside of it.” As of today, the…

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