Facebook Groups Pivot to Attacks on Black Lives Matter

A loose network of Facebook groups that took root to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home has pivoted to a variety of new targets. Their latest: Black Lives Matter and the nationwide protests of racial injustice.

  • Published 5 July 2020
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CHICAGO (AP) — A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracy theories that have pivoted to a variety of new targets. Their latest: Black Lives Matter and the nationwide protests of racial injustice. These groups, which now boast a collective audience of more than 1 million members, are still thriving after most states started…

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