“…Facebook right now continues to host boogaloo groups who are getting around just the basic level of content moderation they’re doing for these groups….” — MSNBC reporter Brandy Zadronzny
“[DemocracyNow.org]...we have seen the boogaloo movement congregating on Facebook for several months now…. they’ve been organized really since the outbreak of the coronavirus,… they think this could be kind of the moment to spark civil unrest and this civil war.”
— Warrior Grandma (@Archaeologist03) June 23, 2020
Ã¢ÂÂ…we have groups of heavily-armed people loudly talking about their plans for insurrection and to kill law enforcement officials…And Facebook right now continues to host boogaloo groups who are getting around just the basic level of content moderation” https://t.co/rQnjj79ep0
— Stop Agitprop (@StopAgitprop) June 24, 2020
Four men allegedly tied to right-wing extremists to appear in court this week after violence perpetrated during demonstrations after George Floyd killing https://t.co/80W765bWkv
— Ben Pershing (@benpershing) June 23, 2020
Ã¢ÂÂFacebook admits that 64% of the people on Facebook who joined extremist groups did so because FACEBOOK RECOMMENDED THEY JOIN EXTREMIST GROUPS.Ã¢ÂÂhttps://t.co/GViRCQwezv https://t.co/n3eNnw0B0Q
— Adam Rifkin Ã°ÂÂÂ¼ (@ifindkarma) June 10, 2020
The term boogaloo – often used sarcastically – is a pop culture reference to a second civil war, its origins traced to a 1965 hit song – Boo-Ga-Loo – and the 1984 Hollywood cult classic Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.
Boogaloo sympathizers say they’re law-abiding citizens determined to protect their constitutional rights and to fight tyranny.
In a recent video introducing “Top 5 Boogaloo Guns,” the unnamed host of the YouTube channel, Iraqveteran888, sporting a Hawaiian-inspired shirt, described Boogaloo as a “potential standing up against a tyrannical government” and taking to the streets “to take care of business.”
CTEC investigation also found that numerous large Boogaloo Facebook pages have been banned recently, while others remain live. Those that aren't banned tend to be run by admins that are either 1) frequently speaking out against racism or 2) relatively inactive
— Alex Newhouse (@AlexBNewhouse) June 22, 2020
'The New York Times recently reported that the FBI, driven by intelligence that Russia is actively trying to nudge American extremist groups toward violence, is looking closely at NazzaroÃ¢ÂÂs Russian ties' https://t.co/4capGuFIRh
— Casey Michel Ã°ÂÂÂ°Ã°ÂÂÂ¿ (@cjcmichel) June 1, 2020