Facebook will remove posts that it deems to be in support of alleged Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse.
“We’ve designated the shooting in Kenosha a mass murder and are removing posts in support of the shooter," Facebook said in a statement to Breitbart News. The statement came after conservative commentator Mark Dice said a video he posted was removed and that Facebook was "threatening to delete my entire account."
“Facebook just removed a video I posted showing Kyle Rittenhouse offering help to a wounded protester in Kenosha,” Dice tweeted.
September 2, 2020
September 2, 2020
The video posted by Dice appears to show Rittenhouse, 17, offering aid to an injured protester. Dice said that he wrote the post to describe the video because he suspected Facebook added Rittenhouse to its "dangerous individuals" list.
“[The posts] were all very matter of fact about what happened," he said. "No praise, nor celebration, nothing like that because I figured that they added Kyle to the 'dangerous individual' [list]."
“Newly uncovered video of Kyle Rittenhouse shows him helping an injured protester after she was struck in the foot with a projectile. In another video he told the cameraman that he brought a medical kit, which is the bag he was carrying, further proving he had no malicious intent by showing up," Dice wrote on Facebook. "In fact, he was there to help anyone who needed it.”
Two people were killed and one person was injured in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after Rittenhouse allegedly shot them. The incident occurred after riots and protests broke out in the city following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Rittenhouse's lawyers argue that he acted in self-defense.
Prosecutors charged Rittenhouse with reckless homicide, intentional homicide, attempted homicide, possession of a dangerous weapon, and two counts of recklessly endangering safety.
Facebook did not respond to the Washington Examiner's request for comment.