(Reuters) - Facebook Inc Facebook said on Wednesday it had removed nearly 800 QAnon conspiracy groups for posts celebrating violence, showing intent to use weapons, or attracting followers with patterns of violent behavior, expanding its policy on groups that the company believes pose risks to public safety.

The world’s biggest social network also imposed some restrictions on the remaining 1,950 public and private QAnon groups it could find, no longer recommending them to users and making them less likely to be discovered in searches.

At least hundreds of thousands of Facebook users belong to one or more QAnon groups, though Facebook declined to give more precise figures.

Facebook also removed 980 groups that it said encouraged rioting, a majority seen as generally right-wing militias but a substantial number identified as part of the leftist antifa movement.(bit.ly/325oQEN)

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