Pennsylvania AG: I’ll defend coronavirus protestors, but encourage them to stay home
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on demonstrations against shelter-in-place orders and his work to spotlight members of his community helping others during this coronavirus crisis.
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Facebook will remove posts and other content that encourage people to gather in defiance of government health guidelines.
"Unless government prohibits the event during this time, we allow it to be organized on Facebook," a Facebook spokesperson said. "For this same reason, events that defy government's guidance on social distancing aren't allowed on Facebook."
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The statement comes as some groups have used Facebook events to organize rallies against shelter-in-place orders.
CNN's Donie O'Sullivan reported on Monday that Facebook said it was trying to get answers from New York, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Pennsylvania about planned protests possibly breaking social distancing guidelines. A spokesperson for the Pennsylvania Department of General Services told FOX Business that no communications with Facebook had been receieved or initiated.