Facebook is cracking down on events in an effort to prevent its users from organizing violence ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration. The social network says it will block all events in areas around Washington D.C. and state capitals through next week’s inauguration.
“We are blocking the creation of any new Facebook events happening in close proximity to locations including the White House, the US Capitol building and any of the state capitol buildings through Inauguration Day,” Facebook writes in an update.
“Our operations center is also conducting a secondary review of all Facebook events related to the inauguration and removing ones that violate our policies.”
— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) January 16, 2021