(ConservativePeak.com)- Have you ever heard of Boogaloo groups? Maybe you have, but let’s face it, most regular Americans haven’t. It turns out they are anti-government, libertarian groups that support gun rights. The term “Boogaloo” is often used in a tongue-in-cheek way, with members of “Boogaloo” groups not taking themselves too seriously.
But while Antifa anarchist groups are taking to the streets, burning down churches and businesses, and even shooting people, Facebook thinks it makes sense to go after libertarians who aren’t doing any of that. Seriously – check out just how many Antifa pages are active on Facebook right now, and compare that to the news that Mark Zuckerberg has ordered employees to remove libertarian Boogaloo groups right away.
Facebook claims to have removed 220 groups from the social media platform already, as well as 95 Instagram accounts. They claim that the pages violate their rules against organized violence.
Again – why do Antifa get a pass on this, but not anti-government libertarian groups that support gun ownership?
Facebook said this week that all such Boogaloo groups will be removed from this platform as of this week, and NBC News noted that many of these groups have strong connections to serving and former members of the United States military.
In a statement, a Facebook representative explained that they are doubling down on groups that break their rules.
“Today we are designating a violent U.S.-based anti-government network as a dangerous organization and banning it from our apps,” the statement said. “This network uses the term boogaloo but is distinct from the broader and loosely-affiliated boogaloo movement because it actively seeks to commit violence.”
If their claim is true – and hey, maybe it is – a lot of people would like to know why Twitter is so selective in the groups it bans. Why are there so many Islamist groups still on Facebook that endorse violence as revenge for terrorism? Why are Black Lives Matter groups allowed on Facebook, when their representatives tell national news networks that they will “burn” down the American system if they don’t get what they want?
“if this country doesn’t give us what we want, then we will burn down this system and replace it.”
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What about Antifa, which regularly attacks innocent people in the street and makes no attempt to hide it?
When will they be banned too?