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Facebook deletes ‘Stop the Steal’ group concerned with election fraud


November 5, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — Less than a day after its inception, Facebook has shut down the “Stop the Steal” group which was created to “give a voice” to the “millions” of Americans who have raised the alarm over the 2020 election vote-counting process.

At the time of the shutdown, the pro-Trump “Stop the Steal” group, created by Women for America First, had already amassed around 365,000 members.

“In just under 24 hours, 365,000 people all across the country joined our Facebook group. Our group was formed to give a voice to the millions of Americans who are concerned about the vote-counting process,” said Kremer.

“It is absolutely beyond the pale that Facebook would selectively choose to shut down our group. Is this the same standard they are applying to left wing groups? Why isn’t Facebook de-platforming groups like Shut Down DC which are currently claiming the GOP is trying to ‘steal’ the election? The answer is obvious — they are selectively enforcing their new rules to silence conservatives.”

 According to Kremer, the group did “everything” it could to ensure that they were operating within Facebook’s terms of service.

“Facebook could have flagged or deleted comments that they believed violated their terms of service or they could have notified us. Instead, they chose to simply shut down the entire group,” said Kremer.

“Despite Facebook’s best efforts, Americans who are concerned about this election and our country’s future will not be stopped. We will continue to organize peaceful protests, rallies and sign-[waving]s across the country and will continue to make every effort to guarantee that every single lawfully cast ballot is counted.”

According to Facebook, the group was shut down due to alleged “worrying calls for violence” from some members of the group.

“The group was organized around the delegitimization of the election process, and we saw worrying calls for violence from some members of the group,” said Facebook in a report by AFP.

“In line with the exceptional measures that we are taking during this period of heightened tension, we have removed the Group ‘Stop the Steal,’ which was creating real-world events.”

Christopher Barron, who serves as the public relations spokesman for Women for America First, told LifeSiteNews that they are focusing all their energy on making sure every legal vote counts.

“Our energy is focused on fighting for every legal ballot being counted,” he told LifeSiteNews. “Facebook has made it clear that conservatives aren’t welcome on their platform.”

Despite some reports to the contrary, as other groups use similar names, Barron confirmed for LifeSiteNews that their “Stop the Steal” Facebook page is still down.

In the aftermath of the U.S. elections, concerns over voter fraud have been raised by President Donald Trump and his supporters over unexpected jumps in votes for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in some states.

Source: Life Site News

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