Carol E. Lee, reporting for NBC News:
They’re the most elite, lethally trained members of the U.S.
military, widely considered the best of the best. And yet in
secret Facebook groups exclusively for special operations forces
that were accessed by NBC News, they share misinformation about a
“stolen” 2020 election, disparaging and racist comments about
America’s political leadership and even QAnon conspiracy theories.
Among the hundreds of Facebook posts NBC News reviewed from forums
for current and former Rangers, Green Berets and other elite
warriors: a member of a special forces group lamenting that
several aides to former Vice President Mike Pence were part of a
“Concerted effort by the thieves and pedophiles walking the
hallowed halls of the peoples government” to undermine former
President Donald Trump.
“In a just world, they would have already been taken out behind
the court house and shot,” another member commented.
Without Facebook these views would still exist, but Facebook is the accelerant that gives these groups critical mass.