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Facebook bars events close to the Biden inauguration, state capitols

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Facebook bars events close to the Biden inauguration, state capitolsFacebook is taking steps to avoid a repeat of what happened on Jan. 6.

When Donald Trump supporters gathered in Washington, D.C. for a mass gathering that eventually ended in the sacking of the U.S. Capitol, many of the groups that attended used social media platforms like Facebook and Parler to organize. Now, ahead of President-elect Joseph R. Biden’s Jan. 20 inauguration, Facebook is pulling the plug on events.

“We are blocking the creation of any new Facebook events happening in close proximity to locations including the White House, the US Capitol building and any of the state capitol buildings through Inauguration Day,” the social network wrote in a Friday update to its post covering Jan. 20 preparations.  Read more…

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