Reuters: FB Is Doing Nothing About Gateway Pundit

Reuters reports:

The Gateway Pundit, a far-right news site, used its Facebook page – with more than 630,000 subscribers – to post fake stories alleging that the 2020 election was stolen from former President Donald Trump. Some commentators responded with threats of violence.

After Gateway Pundit posted a June story on Facebook that included debunked allegations of voter fraud in Arizona, a commentator said the governor and secretary of state should be “fueled feet first by a wood chipper.” A story featuring bogus allegations of vote rigging in Fulton County, Ga. Sparked comments on Facebook calling for the hanging or “killing of an election worker for treason.”

For years, Facebook has imposed sanctions on the Gateway Pundit account to limit the spread of its disinformation. But Gateway Pundit still uses its Facebook page to amplify its reporting and raise funds. Reuters found that the site’s often refuted allegations of electoral fraud were cited in about 100 of the more than 800 threatening or harassing messages sent to election officials since last November.

A reminder of yesterday’s news:

Two women who were Georgia election workers in 2020 are suing the far-right conspiracy website Gateway Pundit for defamation, alleging that the site and its owners knowingly published false stories about them that instigated a relentless campaign of harassment and threats.

According to the lawsuit, which was filed Thursday in circuit court in St. Louis, the falsehoods about Ruby Freeman and her daughter, Shaye Moss, “have not only devastated their personal and professional reputations but instigated a deluge of intimidation, harassment, and threats that has forced them to change their phone numbers, delete their online accounts, and fear for their physical safety.”

The harassment got so bad that at one point, Freeman had to leave her home for two months upon the advice of the FBI, the lawsuit states.

Gateway Pundit has been banned by Twitter and has been demonetized by Google, but Facebook is letting them foment more violence.

As you can see below, the site has already raised over $75,000 since yesterday’s lawsuit was filed.