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With Chauvin Verdict Looming, Facebook Deems Minneapolis 'High-Risk Location'...

•, By WCCO-TV Staff

According to Facebook, Minneapolis has been deemed a "high-risk location" due to the events surrounding the trial and potential outcome.

"Our teams are working around the clock to look for potential threats both on and off of Facebook and Instagram so we can protect peaceful protests and limit content that could lead to civil unrest or violence," said Monika Bickert, vice president of content policy at Facebook.

Calls to bring arms to areas in Minneapolis will be identified and removed. Facebook will also be monitoring the situation to determine if other locations will be "deemed as temporary, high-risk locations."

Facebook will be giving a higher level of protection to George Floyd when it comes to bullying and harassment because Floyd is considered "an involuntary public figure."