Facebook Announces 'Big Brother' Tactics to Target Minneapolis After Chauvin Trial
Around the nation, the mainstream media is preparing us all for chaos…possibly of their own doing.
Anywhere that you look online today, you are likely to see content claiming that a massive bit of unrest is coming. On the front pages of infotainment outlets there are photos of businesses being boarded up, National Guard troops in the streets, and a manufactured sense of impending doom everywhere…all because we may soon have a verdict in the Derek Chauvin case.
It’s almost as if they want there to be trouble, since trouble is good for ratings.
Facebook, in the midst of all of this inorganic hype, is now resorting to some Big Brother-esque tactics in an effort to curb the reaction to the verdict.
Facebook officials say they are preparing for the verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin and will be removing content that calls for violence in Minneapolis.Trending:
According to Facebook, Minneapolis has been deemed a “high-risk location” due to the events surrounding the trial and potential outcome.
“Our teams are working around the clock to look for potential threats both on and off of Facebook and Instagram so we can protect peaceful protests and limit content that could lead to civil unrest or violence,” said Monika Bickert, vice president of content policy at Facebook.Advertisement - story continues below
Calls to bring arms to areas in Minneapolis will be identified and removed. Facebook will also be monitoring the situation to determine if other locations will be “deemed as temporary, high-risk locations.”
This leads us to wonder whether or not Facebook, had they been around at the time, would have allowed for live-streaming of the Boston Tea Party, or if they would have restricted Paul Revere’s account ahead of his midnight ride.