Article: Facebook to censor ‘stop the steal’ phrase, as social media companies boot US President Donald Trump from their platforms

Election 2020

Facebook to censor ‘stop the steal’ phrase, as social media companies boot US President Donald Trump from their platforms

Facebook will remove certain content containing the phrase “stop the steal” from its social media platforms, in response to what it says are “continued attempts to organise events against the outcome of the US presidential election that can lead to violence”.

The company, which is treating the next two weeks as a “major civic event”, says it will continue to allow “robust conversations related to the election outcome”.

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