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Vast Network of Right-Wing Extremists Use Private Facebook Groups to Organize for Imminent Civil War

Today, Campaign for Accountability (CfA), a nonprofit watchdog group that runs the Tech Transparency Project (TTP), released a new study revealing how far-right extremist groups are using Facebook to push for a militant uprising in response to coronavirus lockdowns. The review by TTP found 125 Facebook groups devoted to the “boogaloo,” the term that far-right extremists use to describe a coming civil war. The number and overall membership of these public and private groups has been growing quickly during the coronavirus, and Facebook has failed to remove them despite the violent rhetoric used by “boogaloo” supporters.

February 27, 2020 FOIA, Press Releases, Themis Project

Watchdog Files FOIA Lawsuit Seeking Records about Anti-Choice Group Obria’s Management of Federal Grant Money

On February 27, 2020, CfA filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, seeking documents responsive to two FOIA requests regarding the anti-choice Obria Group and its affiliate Obria Medical Clinics (collectively “Obria”) concerning their administration of funds they received through the Title X family planning program.

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