Just a few weeks after Facebook removed a huge “Stop the Steal” group for spreading election disinformation, others have sprung up in its place and appear to be continuing the push to delegitimize the US presidential election.
OneZero discovered two large groups with a total of more than 100,000 members sharing disinformation that the election was “stolen” by Democrats. We were unable to verify those two groups, which may have since been removed by Facebook. But our own research confirms the broader point: as of Friday morning, hundreds of Stop the Steal groups — some private, some public, some hyperlocal — were alive and well on Facebook. While many of the groups were new and had a few hundred members each, some were sizable: one…tech, The Verge