Fabricated claims targeting George Floyd remain on Facebook despite pledges by the social media giant to take them down, a new investigation by human rights group Avaaz has found.

USA TODAY reported in January that Facebook had not removed racist falsehoods, stereotypes and tropes about Floyd and other victims of police brutality that had been debunked by fact-checkers.

Two-thirds of the content is still online and nearly a third is not labeled false, said Avaaz campaign director Fadi Quran.

Avaaz uncovered 65 posts pushing 15 false narratives on Floyd’s murder, including that his death was staged or was filmed before COVID-19, that he died of an overdose and those involved in his arrest were crisis actors, that had an estimated 3.4 million views. It flagged the posts for Facebook in September.

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