Apr 10, 2018

Fake Black Lives Matter Facebook page removed

The biggest Facebook page linked to the Black Lives Matter movement was a scam run by a white man in Australia and has been taken down, CNN has reported. Patrisse Khan Cullors, one of the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, tweeted that they had asked Twitter to remove an associated account. She told CNN that Black Lives Matter had contacted Facebook several months ago to raise concerns about the page, which has twice as many likes as the official page. The page was suspended by Facebook due to an administrator's account being suspended, not apparently for a breach of community standards. The people behind the page also ran multiple fundraising pages on platforms including Donorbox, Paypal, Patreon and Classy.

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