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Murder exposes Facebook’s Boogaloo problem

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Judd Legum points out in Popular Information how Facebook promotes a violent right-wing anarchist group, a member of which murdered two law-enforcement offices. The column is definitely worth reading (as is Popular Information in general). A small snippet from a column that contains much more:

On June 2, shortly after Underwood’s murder, Facebook announced it would exclude Boogaloo pages from its recommendation engine. “We continue to remove content using boogaloo and related terms when accompanied by statements and images depicting armed violence. We are also preventing these Pages and groups from being recommended on Facebook,” a company spokesperson told Popular Information.

That doesn’t appear to be true. Boogaloo content continues to thrive on Facebook — and many Boogaloo-related pages continue to be included in Facebook’s recommendation engine.

Facebook still recommends the Boogaloo

Popular Information visited Boogaloo Side Quest, a popular Boogaloo page with more than 11,000 followers. Facebook then recommended two other Boogaloo pages: Boog Memes About Living The Dream (23,000 followers) and Rhett E. Boogie 2020 (13,700 followers).

Written by LeisureGuy

18 June 2020 at 9:46 am

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