Facebook suspended President Trump following the mob attack on Congress. But the platform allowed organizing for the pro-Trump rally, as well as the spread of conspiracy theories and militant extremism that drove the rioters.
Facebook has announced crackdowns on militia groups and “stop the steal” election conspiracies. But it’s allowing both to converge in a new pro-Trump “Patriot Party” movement that’s growing rapidly on the platform.
Facebook suspended President Trump and announced other actions after the U.S. Capitol riot. But it continued to push ads for military gear next to insurrection posts.
Facebook enlisted USTR in May 2020 to fight a piece of privacy legislation in Japan that the company warned could disrupt the safety of its Messenger service and make it difficult to provide “feature-rich services.” Facebook made the ask shortly after Trump stoked the armed, anti-lockdown protests in various states, tweeting calls to “LIBERATE” Michigan, Minnesota, and Virginia.