Facebook removes the Right Wing group “Proud Boys” and their founder from its site.

By | 2018-11-01T05:37:35+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

Could not happen to a more deserving group of assholes. 

Courtesy of Business Insider:

Facebook is banning accounts and pages associated with the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group whose members assaulted protesters in New York City earlier in October.

On Tuesday, Twitter users began reporting that Facebook was taking down groups and accounts (both public-facing and personal) linked to members of the organization, which has been involved in instances of political violence in the US.

A Facebook spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider that the company is banning The Proud Boys and founder Gavin McInnes from both Facebook and Instagram, pointing to Facebook’s rules against hate groups.

The takedowns come after members of the Proud Boys allegedly attacked protesters following an event in New York on October 12. Members of the group reportedly shouted homophobic slurs as they beat and kicked protesters, and at least five Proud Boys have since been arrested.

First Alex Jones, and now these guys. 

I think that Facebook still has a long way to go, but this is a good start. 

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3 Comments

  1. Anonymous November 1, 2018 at 9:57 am

    FYI-
    “A rolling protest of Google workers who walked out from the company’s offices across the globe Thursday – from Tokyo to Zurich to London to New York and on to Silicon Valley — marks a new direction for the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns.”
    “Google is the largest so far — in fact the company is said to be the third most valuable brand in the world — and the cascade effect is likely to be powerful.” “The walkout is infused with issues of social justice and corporations doing the right thing and the ethics of doing business,” all of which are embedded in #MeToo, she says, but also “an amplification of it.”
    “the walkout organizers said in their statement: “From the moment we start at Google we’re told that we aren’t just employees; we’re owners. Every person who walked out today is an owner, and the owners say: Time’s up.”

    The fact that this carefully constructed workforce is now openly rebelling, Hewlett says, “is profoundly shocking. The effects of this will be ricocheting around the world.”

    https://news.yahoo.com/google-walkout-marks-new-direction-metoo-timesup-160508737.html

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/10/23/us/metoo-replacements.html

  2. Anonymous November 3, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    More too little too late.

    There’s plenty more out there.

    And there’s still Twitter which is really slow to act.

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