Facebook didn't actually take down the event page for Wisconsin militia

The event was deleted by its organizers before Facebook took any action against the

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While Facebook did remove the “Kenosha Guard” group from its platform, the event that asked gun owners to demonstrate against the protestors wasn’t actually deleted by the company, BuzzFeed News now reports.

According to internal posts on company forums, the “Armed Citizens to Protect our Lives and Property,” event was removed by its creators before Facebook took down the Kenosha Guard group.

Facebook had only recently implemented a new rule that banned militia groups from discussing violence. “It is largely an operational mistake,” Zuckerberg said. “The team that enforces our policy against dangerous orgs is a specialized team… the contractors and reviewers who the initial complaints were funneled to didn’t pick this up.

BuzzFeed News reports that the event page contained multiple disturbing and violent comments, including one person who said “I fully plan to kill looters and rioters tonight. ” Some of these comments were also reported by users.

When Facebook said that it had removed a Wisconsin militia group and an event page associated with the organization following a deadly shooting, the company’s explanation wasn’t entirely accurate.

The company has been widely criticized for not taking action against the Kenosha Guard group and its event prior to the shooting, despite reports from hundreds of users.

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