Extremist Groups Still Found to Be Thriving on Facebook

Despite these pages violating Facebook’s ban on posts that glorify violence, Avaaz found that 119 of the pages were still active as of March 18 and had a combined 27 million followers. Upon reviewing the 119 pages, Facebook told AP that only 18 “actually violated” the company’s policy, and they were removed from the site by Tuesday. That fact alone makes me a little skeptical about how extensive Facebook’s ban on extremism really is. The company told AP the Avaaz’s report isn’t an accurate representation of its efforts to combat extremism.

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