Content containing the phrase “stop the steal” will be removed from Facebook and Instagram, according to executives Monika Bickert and Guy Rosen.

A group by that name was removed from the social network late last year, Facebook said.

The company said it plans to treat the next two weeks as a major civic event and stop any misinformation or content that could incite further violence.

After the inauguration, Facebook will place labels that state Biden is the sitting U.S. president on posts that attempt to delegitimize the election.


“We’ve been allowing robust conversations related to the election outcome and that will continue,” Bickert and Rosen said in a post.

“But, with continued attempts to organize events against the outcome of the U.S. presidential election that can lead to violence, and use of the term by those involved in Wednesday’s violence in DC, we’re taking this additional step in the lead up to the inauguration.”

The social network last week suspended Trump’s Facebook and Instagram accounts in the aftermath of the violent invasion of the US Capitol by Pro-Trump supporters, which disrupted the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory.

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