Facebook has confirmed it will not allow any posts "in support" of Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged in the shooting deaths of two people in Kenosha, Wisconsin, because the company has determined the incident was a "mass murder."
Rittenhouse's attorney says the teen shot in self defense as he was being chased by rioters.
Conservative media personality and author Mark Dice says Facebook has removed a video he posted that merely showed Rittenhouse offering to provide medical aid to a wounded protester before the shooting. The company also threatened to shut down Dice's account.
"[The posts] were all very matter of fact about what happened," Dice said. "No praise, nor celebration, nothing like that because I figured that they added Kyle to the 'dangerous individual' [list]. I was very careful about what I posted."
Dice also posted the video to Twitter.
"We've designated the shooting in Kenosha a mass murder and are removing posts in support of the shooter, including this one," a Facebook spokesperson said.
Rittenhouse has not yet stood trial.