Jul 1, 2020

Facebook bans 'violent' Boogaloo-linked network

It said the network was loosely linked to the broader far-right "Boogaloo" movement but was distinct because it actively sought to commit violence. "Members of this network seek to recruit others within the broader boogaloo movement, sharing the same content online and adopting the same offline appearance as others in the movement to do so." The Boogaloo movement shares followers with some neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups, as well as libertarians and anarchists. The social media site said it had been closely following the Boogaloo movement since 2019. US Attorney General William Barr last week formed a Justice Department task force to counter violent anti-government extremists including the Boogaloo movement.

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