Facebook is a social media platform where you get to interact with your families and friends online. Aside from the fact that you get to interact with your friends online. You also get to interact with your colleagues, business partners, and clients. In all, the platform is used for so many purposes.
Now, Facebook is set to ban the phrase “stop the steal”. Keep reading to see.
Facebook to ban the phrase “stop the steal”. Facebook is breaking down on potentially brutal sedition ahead of the January 20th swearing-in and the crowning of President Joe Biden. Not excluding a universal temporary ban on phrases. Connected with the mob that ambushed the Capitol building on the 6th of January.
The policy, fully explained in a post that was published on Monday by Guy Rosen and Monika Bickert, Facebook vice presidents. Includes any content with the words “stop the steal”, an uncommonly hostile policy that seems to be still launching across the network.
Facebook to ban the phrase “stop the steal”
See what is contained in the post:
“We are treating the next two weeks as a major civic event. We are now removing content containing the phrase ‘stop the steal’ under our Coordinating Harm policy from Facebook and Instagram…
With continued attempts to organize events against the outcome of the US presidential election that can lead to violence, and the use of the term by those involved in Wednesday’s violence in DC, we are taking this additional step in the lead up to the inauguration”.
The post continues:
“It may take some time to scale up our enforcement of this new step. But we have already removed a significant number of posts”.
Facebook will as well put in place a number of policies it had accustomed in advance of the election. Not excluding disabling comments automatically on any posts in group pages that start getting a high rate of hate speech.
There are signs already that the day leading up to the swearing-in of Joe Biden as the President of the United States of America may bring conflicts as well as brutality from Donald Trump’s fans. Well, the FBI sounded a warning that unpeaceful protests are being organized in every of the 50 state capitals. Not excluding Washington, DC.
Up to 15,000 National Guard troops will be positioned in Washington during the swearing-in of Joe Biden as President. Should in case of any violence.
Facebook prevented a string of posts from Donald Trump
In the instant aftermath of the Capitol raid, Facebook prevented a string of posts from Donald Trump. That was before they indefinitely suspended his account. Facebook has as well taken a merciless step towards ‘Stop the Steal’ accounts in the wake of those measures. Handling them is likely to encourage vehemence.
Well, during an interview with Reuters, Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO asserted that the aggressive moderation of Facebook has widely pushed violent groups off the Facebook platform.
Here is what the CEO of Facebook said:
“We again took down QAnon, Proud Boys, Stop the Steal, anything that was taking about possible violence last week”. He further mentioned:
“I think these events were largely organied on platforms that dont have our abilities to stop hate. Dont have our standards and dont have our transparency”.