Apr 21, 2020

Facebook bans events that violate social distancing orders

Facebook has banned event listings that violate government social distancing policies. Facebook said it consulted with local governments and would only take down events that violated states' guidelines. "Unless government prohibits the event during this time, we allow it to be organized on Facebook. For this same reason, events that defy government's guidance on social distancing aren't allowed on Facebook," a spokesperson said. A Facebook spokesperson told CNN that the company was speaking with representatives from New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin to determine if events planned for those states should be removed. The firm's chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has been vocal during the pandemic saying Facebook would do what it could to protect free speech and public health.

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