On Monday, Metro Times reported on private Facebook groups
where members called for violence against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer in graphic, disturbing detail — a violation of the company's policy against hate speech. The story had an immediate and far-reaching impact.
Whitmer addressed Metro Times
' reporting directly at a press conference that day, calling on Republicans to denounce the activity
. The story was picked up by outlets in Michigan and beyond, getting cited by The Detroit Free Press
, The Guardian
, and The New York Times
, which referenced it in a profile on Mark Zuckerberg and the challenges his company is facing. As a result of Metro Times
reporting, Facebook removed the pages
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