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Mon May 11, 2020, 09:54 AM

Gov. Whitmer becomes target of dozens of threats on private Facebook groups ahead of armed rally..


Gov. Whitmer becomes target of dozens of threats on private Facebook groups ahead of armed rally in Lansing
Posted By Steve Neavling on Mon, May 11, 2020 at 9:38 am

Dozens of angry Michiganders, fueled by conspiracy theories and disinformation about the coronavirus, are promoting violence and mobilizing armed rallies against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Facebook, in violation of the social media companyís policies.

Metro Times gained access to four private Facebook groups that can only be seen by approved members. The pages, which have a combined 400,000 members, are filled with paranoid, sexist, and grammar-challenged rants, with members encouraging violence and flouting the governorís social-distancing orders.

On Sunday, after being contacted by Metro Times, Facebook removed one of the groups, Michigan United for Liberty, and deleted posts on others for violating the companyís policy against inciting violence. Facebook announced last month that it will remove groups and events that encourage people to defy social-distancing measures. Facebook also is investigating the other groups...

https://www.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2020/05/11/whitmer-becomes-target-of-dozens-of-threats-on-private-facebook-groups-ahead-of-armed-rally-in-lansing


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LessAspin May 2020 OP
mopinko May 2020 #1
abqtommy May 2020 #2
mopinko May 2020 #3
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LessAspin May 2020 #5

Response to LessAspin (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 11:17 AM

1. lock them up. lock them all fucking up.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #1)

Mon May 11, 2020, 11:34 AM

2. Lock up facebook and twitter too...

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #2)

Mon May 11, 2020, 12:03 PM

3. no, those things

you explode. sorta the same only different.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #3)

Mon May 11, 2020, 03:11 PM

4. That'd work but I like to factor in the possibility of jail time for me...

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Response to LessAspin (Original post)

Sat May 16, 2020, 11:56 AM

5. Detroit Metro Times piece in OP gets hat tip from NY Times

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