Dec 1, 2021

Facebook reverses Kyle Rittenhouse search policy

The company acted shortly after the shooting by Kyle Rittenhouse in August 2020, ensuring searches of his name would result in a list of blank pages. Mr Rittenhouse's acquittal made Facebook's policy difficult to maintain. Many right-leaning publications and broadcasters in America slammed Facebook's decision to block Rittenhouse searches. The New York Post, for example, argued: "Facebook declared Kyle Rittenhouse guilty from the start." The BBC understands that Mr Rittenhouse does not currently have a Facebook or Instagram account.

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