Facebook pulls ‘Gay Communists for Socialism’ group which trolled Trump supporters

Facebook pulls 'Gay Communists for Socialism' group which trolled Trump supporters

Whatever you do on Facebook, make sure you don’t change your group name to mock deluded users who’ve gone all in on the baseless claim that voter fraud tipped the 2020 U.S. election to President-elect Joe Biden. 

Facebook confirmed Monday that it removed a group, “Gay Communists for Socialism,” for misleading its users. The group was originally titled “Stop the Steal,” and was created after another “Stop the Steal” Facebook group went viral spreading election misinformation. The entire thing, at least when it came to the latter “Stop the Steal” group, was a setup. 

As Rolling Stone reported on Friday, “Gay Communists for Socialism” (née “Stop the Steal”) was created explicitly as a honeypot. The idea was to attract confused conspiracy theorists looking for a place to revel in their delusions after Facebook shut down the initial “Stop the Steal” group on Thursday. Then, once it had grown to around 60,000 users, an admin of the reborn “Stop the Steal” group changed the group’s name to “Gay Communists for Socialism.” Read more…

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