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Facebook to remove content containing ‘stop the steal’ phrase

NEW DELHI: Social media giant Facebook has announced that it would remove all the contents from its platform that contains the phrase “stop the seal”, which was used by the supporters of outgoing US President Donald Trump to allege “election fraud.”

Trump and his supporters believe that there was massive voter fraud during the November 3 elections.

While the allegations are unsubstantiated, his supporters have been using this phrase to organize themselves and often hold protests through social media outlets.

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“We are now removing content containing the phrase “stop the steal” under our Coordinating Harm policy from Facebook and Instagram. 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,” Guy Rosen, vice president, integrity, and Monika Bickert, VP, global policy management, said in a blog post on Monday.

“We’ve been allowing robust conversations related to the election outcome and that will continue,” they said.

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