Since Facebook announced last month that it would crack down on QAnon and the militia movement on its platform, the company has removed more than 6,500 pages and groups related to the “militarized social movement,”media reported. Under the new rules, Facebook said it would delete accounts linked to QAnon, militias and other offline antanist groups if they discussed potential violence.
The company also said it would take steps to reduce the visibility of these groups in its apps.
Now, just a month after the campaign was launched, people are getting a better understanding of the changes it has brought. Brian Fishman, Facebook’s head of counter-terrorism and risk groups, said the company had identified more than 300 organizations and deleted thousands of pages and groups as a result of the new rules.
Last month, Facebook came under scrutiny for not removing a page calling for armed responses to protests in Ginosa, Wisconsin. In response, Mark Zuckerberg later called it an “operational error.”