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Portland Proud Boys Rally Promoted On Facebook Pages Despite Extremist Ban - 2020-09-17

F364.png Portland Proud Boys Rally Promoted On Facebook Pages Despite Extremist Ban September 17, 2020, Christopher Mathias, Huffington Post

Maranie Staab / reuters Proud Boys and supporters of the police participate in a protest in Portland, Oregon, on Aug. 22.

Members of the Proud Boys and other far-right groups were using Facebook this week to promote and raise funds for an upcoming rally in Portland, Oregon, despite recent assurances from the social media giant that such extremist organizations would not be able to organize on its platform, and after a summer marred by political violence linked to the company.

On Wednesday multiple Facebook pages were active showing persons affiliated with the Proud Boys or other far-right groups promoting a rally against "antifa" and Black Lives Matter scheduled for Sept. 26 in Portland.

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{{cite news | first = Christopher | last = Mathias | title = Portland Proud Boys Rally Promoted On Facebook Pages Despite Extremist Ban | url = https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/portland-proud-boys-rally-facebook-extremist-ban_n_5f63bfa7c5b6ba9eb6eb6d7a?ri18n=true | work = Huffington Post | date = September 17, 2020 | accessdate = October 2, 2020 }}