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Meta reverses controversial Kyle Rittenhouse policy on Facebook and Instagram

Posted on AllSides December 1st, 2021
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Meta, formerly known as Facebook, has reversed its policy banning searches for "Kyle Rittenhouse" on its apps following his acquittal last month.

A Kenosha, Wisconsin, jury on Nov. 19 found Rittenhouse not guilty on all counts after his defense team argued that he was acting in self-defense when he fatally shot two people and injured a third during Kenosha riots in August 2020, following the police shooting of a 29-year-old Black man, Jacob Blake.

Following the 2020 shooting, Meta (then Facebook) reportedly labeled the incident "mass murder" and blocked searches for Rittenhouse's name. 

"After the verdict in Kenosha, we...

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