Saturday afternoon, August 29th, NewsMax posted this headline, “Zuckerberg Says Facebook Erred in Not Removing Militia Post.”
Facebook made a mistake in not removing a militia group’s page earlier this week that called for armed civilians to enter Kenosha, Wisconsin, amid violent protests after police shot Jacob Blake, CEO Mark Zuckerberg says.
The page for the “Kenosha Guard” violated Facebook’s policies and had been flagged by “a bunch of people,” Zuckerberg said in a video posted Friday on Facebook. The social media giant has in recent weeks adopted new guidelines removing or restricting posts from groups that pose a threat to public safety.
Thomas Robb, the National Director of the Knights Party, based in Harrison Arkansas said, “How is calling people together to protect our cities and it’s businesses concidered a threat to public safety? If rioters were at your home, breaking out windows, preparing to burn your home down, and your neighbors came to your aid to prevent that, would it be concidered criminal activity by your neighbors? Of course not!”