Facebook is facing scrutiny over how it handled an event created by a militia group called the Kenosha Guard. 560"}’ section="annotation">Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested to employees last week that the company pulled down both an event and page created by a militia group called the Kenosha Guard before a deadly shooting at a protest in Wisconsin but should have acted sooner.
An administrator for the Kenosha Guard’s Facebook page not the company removed the event a day after the shooting, BuzzFeed reported, citing internal company discussions.
Facebook hasn’t found any evidence that Rittenhouse followed the Kenosha Guard Page or that he was invited to the group’s event.
Facebook’s failure to remove the event and the page before the shooting happened raises concerns about how well the company is moderating content on its site that could incite violence.
Facebook failed to remove Kenosha Guard militia event that called for violence https://t.co/aWBQC56o0X— CNET News (@CNETNews) September 3, 2020