Facebook approved ads promoting violence in wake of Brazil riots – report

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By Martin Coulter LONDON (Reuters) – Facebook approved a series of online ads promoting violence in Brazil, days after protesters ransacked government buildings, according to a new report. Earlier this month, thousands of supporters of Brazil’s far-right former President Jair Bolsonaro stormed the nation’s congress, supreme court, and presidential palace in an attack lasting more than three hours. In an attempt to stem the flow of posts inciting violence online, Facebook’s parent company Meta said it had designated Brazil as a “temporary high-risk location” and removed content calling for peop…

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