Report: Over 100 Militant Groups Have Been Promoting Second Civil War on Facebook (Gizmodo link): God help us if Mark Zuckerberg’s next congressional hearing is on the subject of the Bloody Insurrection of 2020. As HuffPost first reported, a scourge of far-right extremist accounts on Facebook appear to be gearing up for a meme-inspired civil war amid the Covid-19 outbreak.
Boogaloo promoters have been attending anti-quarantine protests, events with ties to pro-gun activists. The report says that the Boojahideen have been hearing dog whistles from the president lately, greeting his “LIBERATE” tweets with cheers. “TTP found that some members of private boogaloo Facebook groups reacted to the president’s rhetoric with memes of celebration,” it reads, “and traded details of anti-quarantine protests in Richmond, Virginia, and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.”
Mod: Much more can be found at the Gizmodo link. For the Huffington Post article (''Amid The Pandemic, U.S. Militia Groups Plot ‘The Boogaloo,’ AKA Civil War, On Facebook'') click here. For the Tech Transparency Project report ("Extremists Are Using Facebook to Organize for Civil War Amid Coronavirus") you'll click here.