Days after Facebook removed personal accounts associated with Trump associate Roger Stone, the longtime political provocateur vowed Friday to take “appropriate legal action.”
Facebook announced in a technical blog on Wednesday it had removed 54 Facebook accounts, 50 pages and four Instagram accounts that were involved as a network in what’s called coordinated inauthentic behavior.
Several of these had links to Proud Boys, an alt-right organization banned by Facebook as a hate group in 2018. The account owners and page administrators posted about Florida politics and quite a bit about Stone and his websites, books and media appearances.
As a result, the social media company took down the accounts of Stone, a South Florida resident, and an associate Jacob Engels, who runs the online entity Central Florida Post.
The timing of Facebook’s monthly blog was coincidental, but Stone has been very much in the news of late. His supporters have