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Facebook bans some QAnon groups, accounts

Facebook bans some QAnon groups, accounts

BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer
Created: August 19, 2020 04:53 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Facebook says it will restrict QAnon and stop recommending that users join groups supporting it, but the company is stopping short of banning the right-wing conspiracy movement outright.

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Facebook said Wednesday it is banning groups and accounts associated with QAnon, U.S.-based militia groups and anarchist groups that support violence.

But the company will continue allow people to post material that supports these groups -- so long as they do not otherwise violate its content policies against things like hate speech and abuse.

The move has been long anticipated. Twitter announced a similar crackdown recently.

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BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer

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