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Facebook hit with lawsuit for allegedly 'promoting extremist content' within far-right 'boogaloo' groups tied to the murder of a federal officer

Facebook hit with lawsuit for allegedly 'promoting extremist content' within far-right 'boogaloo' groups tied to the murder of a federal officer
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Angela Underwood Jacobs sued Facebook for allegedly "knowingly promoting extremist content."




Her brother, Dave Patrick Underwood, was murdered in a drive-by-shooting in May 2020.A 




The suspect gunman had ties to "boogaloo," a far-right extremist movement cited in several Facebook groups.A 


Facebook is once again being accused of inciting violent behavior and hate crimes.A Angela Underwood Jacobs, the sister of a federal officer who was murdered during the racial justice protests of 2020, sued Facebook's parent company Meta this week for allegedly "knowingly promoting extremist content" that contributed to the death of her brother, Dave Patrick Underwood.A Underwood was shot and killed in Oakland, California, on May 29, 2020 outside the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building, when a van pulled up and opened a shooting spree that also wounded Underwood's partner. Underwood's death came just five days after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which set off a series of protests across the country over racial justice and police use of force.A In the lawsuit, filed Wednesday in California Superior Court, Underwood Jacobs claimed the social media platform connected individuals who "planned to engage in acts of violence against federal law enforcement officers" and ultimately "helped build" dangerous groups used for planning violent attacks.A 
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