‘The Big Delete:’ Inside Facebook’s crackdown in Germany (Associated Press)

Associated Press: ‘The Big Delete:’ Inside Facebook’s crackdown in Germany. “In the case of the German network, the nearly 150 accounts, pages and groups were linked to the so-called Querdenken movement, a loose coalition that has protested lockdown measures in Germany and includes vaccine and mask opponents, conspiracy theorists and some far-right extremists. Facebook touted the move as an innovative response to potentially harmful content; far-right commenters condemned it as censorship. But a review of the content that was removed – as well as the many more Querdenken posts that are still available – reveals Facebook’s action to be modest at best. At worst, critics say, it could have been a ploy to counter complaints that it doesn’t do enough to stop harmful content.”

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