January 17, 2021


Facebook Eliminates Pro-Trump ‘Stop the Steal’ Election Assembly

A Facebook logo is pictured on an Apple's Ipad in Bordeaux, southwestern France, March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/Illustration

Facebook shut down a pro-Trump group forming protests in contradiction of vote-counting, saying it was being used to de-legitimize the election process and encompassed perturbing calls for vehemence.

The group, called “Stop the Steal,” was just days old but had outdone 3 lakhs associates by the time it was unconcerned for violating the company’s policies.

The social network acted as ballot counting lingers in battleground states 2 days after the 3rd November vote, with Joe Biden still self-assured of taking the presidency from Donald Trump.

“Stop the Steal” was calling for “boots on the ground” to guard what it called the “integrity” of the vote, as per the Washington Post, and encouraging contributions to assist in sending the supporters to Georgia and Pennsylvania.

 

 

Some of the annotations cautioned of being “on the verge of civil war” and asked groups how they would go about ousting the US government.
Since Election Day, Donald Trump has fired off tweets and has called for ballot counting to be stopped, and struggled without proof there has been voter deception.

But his tweets have been camouflaged with notices telling people the claims are deceptive.
Facebook and Twitter have been scrambling to stop the platforms from being used to spread untrue claims concerning the truthfulness of voting or ballot counting.

The platforms have vowed to a step-up inspection of incorrect election info, counting premature claims of conquest, looking to avoid a repeat of 2016 manipulation exertions.

Distinctly, Facebook said it applied its policy outlawing political advertisement after polls are closed.
A Facebook spokesperson has said the aim was to reduce the likeliness for misperception or abuse and that the ban will probably last about a week.