Facebook seems to be enforcing its community standards equally for once by removing a page that called for violence against Republicans, but only after Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) brought it up in a hearing.
According to The Hill, Gaetz had aired his concerns about the page to Facebook previously, but was dismissed. Only after Gaetz presented the page to Facebook’s head of global policy management directly during the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing examining how social media companies filter content did the social media giant finally get on board.
The page, titled “Milkshakes against the Republican Party,” called for “crazed shooters” to gun down the GOP’s congressional baseball team and attack the NRA. Gaetz said during the hearing that when his office originally contacted Facebook, it argued the page did not meet its criteria for removal.
Following the hearing, Facebook’s Head of Global Policy Management Monika Bickert said that any calls for violence violate community service. The page was removed as a result.
Read more at the Daily Wire.