Facebook took down a handful of pages tied to Steve Bannon because they were spreading misinformation about the election.
Overall, the social media platform took down seven pages that had accrued more than 2.4 million followers and pushed the “Stop the steal” motto, which promotes unverified claims of mass voter fraud that allegedly helped Democratic nominee Joe Biden, according to the Washington Post. The pages were flagged by the liberal group Avaaz on Friday.
“We’ve removed several clusters of activity for using inauthentic behavior tactics to artificially boost how many people saw their content,” said Facebook spokesman Andy Stone. “That includes a Group that was originally named ‘Stop