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Facebook deletes accounts of German anti-lockdown group

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Berlin, Sep 17: Social media giant Facebook deleted nearly 150 accounts, pages and groups linked with Germany's Querdenken (Lateral Thinking) movement, the platform's representatives said on Thursday.

Facebook deletes accounts of German anti-lockdown group

"The people behind this activity used authentic and duplicate accounts to post and amplify violating content, primarily focused on promoting the conspiracy that the German government's COVID-19 restrictions are part of a larger plan to strip citizens of their freedoms and basic rights," Facebook head of security policy, Nathaniel Gleicher told reporters.

The group gained popularity during anti-lockdown protests in Germany, and attracted variousfringe groups including people from the far-right.

Source: DW

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