Facebook: "We’ve designated the shooting in Kenosha a mass murder and are removing posts in support" of Kyle Rittenhouse

by Laura Mize · Sep 3rd, 2020 1:09 pm
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Last Updated Oct 13th, 2020 at 9:06 am

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.

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"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.


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