A Facebook spokeswoman said that the site is witnessing an increase in signals suggesting the possibility of committing massive acts of violence ahead of the inauguration of Democrat Joe Biden as President of the United States on January 20.
She pointed out that “the signals followed by” Facebook “included digital bulletins promoting events, some of which included calls to bear arms or the badges of militias or hate groups.”
The “New York Times” newspaper said that federal officials are calling on police chiefs in major American cities to be on high alert, noting that US law enforcement agencies have called for signs of unrest before Biden’s inauguration ceremony, and that it will issue a national bulletin urging all Americans to exercise caution during Coming days.
The US House of Representatives voted in favor of passing legislation that would hold President Donald Trump accountable for inciting rebellion in congressional events.
232 lawmakers in the House of Representatives, including 10 Republicans and 222 Democrats, supported Trump’s impeachment legislation, compared to 197 lawmakers who rejected it.