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How Far-Right, Extremist Militias Organize On Facebook

How Far-Right, Extremist Militias Organize On Facebook

Update: 2024-05-02
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Far-right militia, extremist groups are using Facebook to organize ahead of the US presidential election. After laying low for several years after the Capitol riot on January 6, militia extremists have been quietly reorganizing, ramping up recruitment and rhetoric on Facebook—with apparently little concern that Meta will enforce its own ban against them, according to new research by the Tech Transparency Project shared exclusively with Wired. These groups, which are set up locally, encourage members to engage in combat training and recruitment.

Today on WIRED Politics Lab, we discuss Facebook’s culpability, and what this means as we head into November.

Leah Feiger is @LeahFeiger. David Gilbert is @DaithaiGilbert. Tess Owen is @misstessowen.  Write to us at politicslab@WIRED.com. Be sure to subscribe to the WIRED Politics Lab newsletter here.


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How Far-Right, Extremist Militias Organize On Facebook

How Far-Right, Extremist Militias Organize On Facebook

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