Facebook moves to limit spread of 'Boogaloo' groups after charges - 2020-06-05

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F349.png Facebook moves to limit spread of 'Boogaloo' groups after charges June 5, 2020, Joseph Menn, Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is making it harder to find user groups associated with the term "Boogaloo," which refers to a potential U.S. civil war or the collapse of civilization, the company said on Thursday.

Facebook will no longer recommend such groups to members of similar associations, a spokeswoman for the world's largest social media network said.

At least two of three men charged on Wednesday with plotting violence at a Las Vegas anti-racism protest participated in Boogaloo groups on Facebook, according to an FBI criminal complaint.

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