Facebook is removing all content with the phrase “stop the steal” ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, the company announced on Monday.
Facebook issued a statement saying that it was removing all content with the phrase, used by supporters of President Trump to question the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, because it violates the company’s policy against “coordinating harm.” Facebook said that it made the decision in light of the pro-Trump riot in the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
“We are now removing content containing the phrase ‘stop the steal’ under our Coordinating Harm policy from Facebook and Instagram,” Facebook said in a statement. “We removed the original Stop the Steal group in November and have continued to remove Pages, groups and events that violate any of our policies, including calls for violence.”
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“We’ve been allowing robust conversations related to the election outcome and that will continue,” the company added. “But with continued attempts to