Facebook removes ‘Stop the Steal’ group from platform

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Facebook Inc. on Thursday removed a fast-growing group of more than 360,000 members from its platform called “Stop the Steal” that was organizing protests of vote counts around the country. Citing concerns
the group was “organized around the delegitimization of the election process, and we saw worrying calls for violence from some members of the group,” Facebook took down the group, a company spokesman told MarketWatch. President Donald J. Trump has repeatedly claimed widespread voter fraud, of which news organizations and fact-checking groups have found no evidence to date.

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