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Facebook Blocks Searches For Kenosha Shooter, As Evidence Piles Up He Acted In Self-Defense


Facebook Blocks Searches For Kenosha Shooter, As Evidence Piles Up He Acted In Self-Defense

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As of August 27th, it appears that Facebook is blocking searches for the name “Kyle Rittenhouse” – the gunman suspected of shooting and killing two rioters in Kenosha, Wisconsin on the evening of August 25th.

The block was first reported by Rolling Stone magazine.

Facebook Blocks Searches For Kenosha Shooter, As Evidence Piles Up He Acted In Self-Defense

Results of news that contain Rittenhouse’s name come up. Click to see full-size image

Facebook Blocks Searches For Kenosha Shooter, As Evidence Piles Up He Acted In Self-Defense

Directly searching for the name shows no results. Click to see full-size image

Reached by The Verge, Facebook confirmed it was blocking searches, but downplayed the significance of the measure. The tech giant simply admitted that it was a common practice to apply this kind of censorship.

“It’s not actually new,” a representative said. “We block searches for a ton of stuff – for instance, child exploitation content.”

In a previous statement on the shooting, the platform emphasized that it was taking proactive measures to limit harmful information in the wake of the incident.

“We’ve designated this shooting as a mass murder and have removed the shooter’s accounts from Facebook and Instagram,” a Facebook representative said.

What would include harmful information?

For starters, any reports that, for example, maybe Rittenhouse acted in self defense and as can be seen from several videos and by the manner in which he simply surrendered to police, with his hands held high, could be considered harmful. Since coverage such as this doesn’t adhere to the radical right-wing “terrorist” who’s intentionally targeting the BLM and Antifa rioters who are fighting for their rights.

Protesters can be seen chasing him, yelling “Get his ass!” and trying to assault him from behind, even before he allegedly simply opened fire into “a crowd.”

Also there seems to be no crowd.

A GoFundMe was organized for Kyle Rittenhouse and to raise funds for his self-defense legal case.

“Please help me save our son Kyle! He did nothing wrong, he is being railroaded by the state,” read the preview of the fundraiser for Rittenhouse.

Even a MSM outlet such as the New York Times admits that he likely acted in self-defense.

 “While Mr. Rittenhouse is being pursued by the group, an unknown gunman fires into the air, though it’s unclear why. The weapon’s muzzle flash appears in footage filmed at the scene.

Mr. Rittenhouse turns toward the sound of gunfire as another pursuer lunges toward him from the same direction. Mr. Rittenhouse then fires four times, and appears to shoot the man in the head.”

The GoFundMe was immediately taken down.

Meanwhile, the GoFundMe for one of the two killed individuals who allegedly assaulted Rittenhouse is still up, and the platform itself is referring to him as a ‘hero’.

“Here is the verified GoFundMe to support the family of Anthony Huber–the hero who gave his life attempting to take down a gunman in Kenosha & save others. All funds will be sent to Anthony’s partner & stepdaughter,” wrote GoFundMe on Twitter and shared a link to his fundraiser campaign.

Separately, the GoFundMe page for Black Lives Matter rioters arrested by police in Portland has been allowed to accumulate over $1.3 million in donations.

The same rioters who celebrated the killing of a Trump supporter, and continue destroying public property throughout the city.

The GoFundMe page for Jacob Blake, the convicted child sex offender whose shooting by police sparked the violent riots in Kenosha, has accrued $1.6 million.

George Floyd’s family GoFundMe page has racked up the staggering sum of $14.7 million, in contrast to the $800,000 raised for 5-year-old murder victim Cannon Hinnant.




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