Facebook removes posts promoting anti-quarantine protests

Facebook removes posts promoting anti-quarantine protests

Facebook has removed posts promoting anti-quarantine protests in California, New Jersey and Nebraska after consulting with officials in those states, CNN reporter Donie O’Sullivan tweeted today.

It is also in discussion with four other states, including New York, to determine whether protests planned there violate the states’ individual stay-home orders.

“Unless government prohibits the event during this time, we allow it to be organized on Facebook,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement.

Facebook says it will take down posts created through its Events tool if they encourage violating social distancing orders, but it may leave other Facebook posts, including groups about the protests, CNN reports.

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