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(Reuters) – Facebook Inc (NASDAQ 🙂 said on Monday that it would remove content that praised, commemorated, or mocked George Floyd’s death, as it prepares for a tentative ruling in Derek Chauvin – former Minneapolis police face charges of murder because of his death.
The company said it is looking for potential threats on both Facebook and Instagram to protect peaceful protests and will limit content that could lead to civil instability or violence.
“This includes identifying and removing arms calls to areas in Minneapolis, where we temporarily consider a high-risk location,” the social media firm wrote in a post. blog. It will also track ground events to determine if additional locations are considered temporary, high-risk locations. (https: //
“We’re also working hard to protect the memories of George Floyd and members of the Floyd family from harassment and abuse.”
Chauvin, the white man, nudged Floyd’s neck, a 46-year-old black man in handcuffs, for more than nine minutes on May 25, 2020, outside a grocery store that accused Floyd of using use a fake $ 20 bill. to buy cigarettes.
The video of bystanders about Floyd pleading to live before his limp has caused a worldwide scandal. Floyd’s face image has since been raised to symbolize the largest protest movement in the United States in decades.
Facebook said it viewed Derek Chauvin as a public figure, because he “voluntarily” put himself in the public eye and would therefore dismiss serious attacks. It said they consider Floyd to be an involuntary public figure and will therefore apply a higher level of protection to the content of his death.
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