Skip to comments.Far-right Facebook networks removed before Spain election
Posted on 05/06/2019 4:52:19 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Three far-right Facebook networks in Spain were removed earlier this week following a months-long investigation by Avaaz, a global activist NGO.
Unidad Nacional Española (Spanish National Unity), Todos contra Podemos (Everyone against Podemos) and Lucha por España (Fight for Spain) had created multiple and duplicate accounts whose pages peddled messages against Muslims, the LGBTI community, immigrants, and women.
Christoph Schott, Avaaz campaign director, told this website on Wednesday (24 April), that the exploitation of Facebook by individuals behind such networks is posing a threat to democracy. The system is being gamed in a way where hate can go viral, like using duplicate accounts, fake accounts, and then pretend that those ideas are super supported, he said.
The three networks had over 1.4 million followers, more than any of the Spanish party leaders ahead of the general election this weekend. They also counted some 7.4 million interactions in the past three months alone, posing questions on how easy it is for people to skew public opinion. [ ]
Unidad Nacional Española alone had attracted some one million followers and was created and coordinated by Javier Capdevila Grau, a far-right activist based near Barcelona. Grau told Spanish newspaper El País that he was being censured for his views because of his possible influence on the elections.
Avaaz also says an Antonio Leal Felix Aguilar was behind Todos contra Podemos.
The two networks were managed by multiple accounts, in breach of Facebooks own rules.
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Preview of 2020
>> posing a threat against democracy
Laughable. The EU control freaks and their fantasies of democracy
RICO statutes should be tested against the collusion of private social media companies against individuals based on their political beliefs.
Which will be the first credit or debit card to prohibit transfer of funds to the RNC or conservative PACs?
Any time “hate” is a criteria for speech, you can be sure freedoms are being eradicated.
And this from the types who claim that truly free speech ought to have no criteria, not even what the Bible calls “filthy communication” (in order to spread just that).
There’s a word for that...Brown Shirt.
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