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Biggest Black Lives Matter page on Facebook is bogus, run by white man

The largest Black Lives Matter page on Facebook, that features more than 700,000 followers, is actually run by a white man from Australia, a CNN investigation has found.

The page, titled simply “Black Lives Matter,” had almost 700,000 followers on Facebook, more than twice as many as the official Black Lives Matter page.  It was tied to online fundraisers that brought in at least $100,000 that supposedly went to Black Lives Matter causes in the U.S.  At least some of the money, however, was transferred to Australian bank accounts, CNN has learned.

The discovery raises new questions about the integrity of Facebook’s platform and the content hosted there.  In the run-up to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress this week, Facebook has announced plans to make the people running large pages verify their identity and location.  […]

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