Facebook Tracking Rise in Violent Rhetoric Linked to US Presidential Inauguration

Facebook Tracking Rise in Violent Rhetoric Linked to US Presidential Inauguration

Facebook has seen an increase in signals indicating potential future acts of violence associated with efforts to contest the result of the US presidential election since the Capitol siege last week, a company spokeswoman told Reuters. The spokeswoman, who asked not to be named for security reasons, said late Tuesday the storming of the US Capitol by armed pro-Trump demonstrators appeared to be a galvanising event, spawning efforts to organise gatherings across the country for multiple dates around President-elect Joe Biden's January 20 inauguration. Signals Facebook tracked included digital flyers promoting the events, some of them featuring calls to arms …
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