Facebook drops restrictions on searches, praise for Kyle Rittenhouse

Summary by Ground News
Tech giant Facebook has lifted restrictions on users praising or searching for the name of Kyle Rittenhouse after he was acquitted of all charges. Facebook implemented a number of policies preventing users from searching for Ritten house by name just days after the shootings on August 25, 2020. Facebook faced criticism for its handling of the situation after its former Director of Counterterrorism and Dangerous Organizations, Brian Fishman, designated the shooting a “mass murder”
6 months ago·Menlo Park, United States

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BBC News

Facebook reverses Kyle Rittenhouse search policy

Facebook had ensured searches of the teenager's name on its platform would result in blank pages.

6 months ago·United Kingdom
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Reuters

Facebook removes curbs on praise, searches for Kyle Rittenhouse

By Kanishka Singh - Social media platform Facebook has removed restrictions on users praising or searching for the name of Kyle Rittenhouse after a jury acquitted the teenager of murder in the fatal shooting of two men during racial justice protests last year. "After the verdict in Kenosha we rolled back the restrictions we had in place that limited search results from returning

6 months ago·United Kingdom
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The Independent

Facebook lifts ban on posts praising Kyle Rittenhouse after not guilty verdict

The social media giant had declared the Kenosha shootings a ‘mass murder’ and banned Rittenhouse from Facebook and Instagram

6 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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CNN

Facebook lifts Kyle Rittenhouse restrictions, including searches and praise

Facebook will no longer limit users from searching for or praising Kyle Rittenhouse, following a court's acquittal of all charges facing the teenager at the center of a deadly shooting in Kenosha, Wisc., last August.

6 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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The Washington Post

Facebook lifts restrictions on praising, searching for Kyle Rittenhouse after acquittal

After his acquittal, Meta shifted a policy implemented days after the Aug. 25, 2020, shooting that removed Rittenhouse’s accounts on both Facebook and Instagram, in addition to “removing praise and support of the shooter” and blocking “searches of his name on our platforms.”

6 months ago·Washington, United States
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The Hill

Facebook unblocks Rittenhouse searches

Facebook has confirmed that it has unblocked users from searching for or praising Kyle Rittenhouse on the platform after his acquittal of all charges for fatally shooting two people and injuring one during protests in Wisconsin.

6 months ago·Washington, United States
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