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Facebook Censorship of “Boogaloo” aka ‘Big Igloo’ Groups
U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On June 30, 2020, Facebook banned a widespread number of Facebook groups that have a loose affiliation with each other by using the term “boogaloo”. Boogaloo has become a shortcut associated with a projected civil war in the United States.
Foxbusiness reports that Facebook used a heavy-handed approach, to include hundreds of groups, many with a simple association with the term “boogaloo”. From foxbusiness:
Facebook said it its policy was a blunt instrument that included removing praise for the banned network and shared pictures, so that many who thought posts were funny will also see their material taken down. The targeted network includes 106 Facebook groups and 220 accounts, and another 400 groups were also removed for hosting similar content.
Prosecutors have linked boogaloo followers to several violent incidents during the recent wave of protests across the United States following the May police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
In at least one group, with 37,000 followers, the administrators contend they are not extremist or violent:
“We’re vehemently opposed to the idea of using violence to get your point across. We get kind of shoehorned into the idea of being violent …
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