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Facebook bans far-right group the Proud Boys

The group, which describes its members as “Western Chauvenists,” was banned from Twitter in August, but has relied on Facebook as a primary recruitment tool. TechCrunch reports that the group “operate a surprisingly sophisticated network for getting new members into the fold via many local and regional Facebook groups.” Facebook now says it is revisiting […]

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Facebook caught in an election-security Catch-22

When it comes to dealing with hate speech and attempted election manipulation, Facebook just can’t win. If it takes a hands-off attitude, it takes the blame for undermining democracy and letting civil society unravel. If it makes the investment necessary to take the problems seriously, it spooks its growth-hungry investors. That dynamic was on display […]