Facebook Tracks Rise In Violent Rhetoric Linked To US Presidential Inauguration By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The US Capitol building is robbed by a pro-Trump mafia on January 6, 2021

By Katie Paul PALO ALTO (Reuters) – Facebook Inc (NASDAQ 🙂 has seen an increase in signals indicating possible future acts of violence associated with efforts to challenge the outcome of the US presidential election since the Capitol siege last week, a company spokeswoman said. Reuters. The spokeswoman, who asked not to be identified for security reasons, said Tuesday night that the assault on the United States Capitol by armed pro-Trump protesters appeared to be a stimulating event, prompting efforts to organize meetings in across the country for multiple dates around the president-elect. Opening of Joe Biden on January 20. The signals Facebook tracked included digital brochures promoting the events, some of them with calls to arms or the badges of militias or hate groups, he said. The FBI has warned that armed protests are being planned for Washington and all 50 US state capitals in the lead up to the inauguration. The Facebook spokeswoman said the pace of the company’s information sharing with law enforcement officials had also increased since the Capitol protests.

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