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Facebook shuts down social media accounts advertising illegal St Patrick’s Day rave

Social media accounts that are advertising an illegal lockdown rave during St Patrick’s Day have been shut down by Facebook.

As the event would breach Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions, a spokesperson from Facebook stated, “We are committed to supporting the HSE’s work to keep people safe and informed, including on the importance of social distancing.” 

Advertised on Instagram and Snapchat, the event was to take place in Dublin or Kildare with the location to be announced 12 hours before the event began.

The event had reportedly sold over 1200 tickets, and a Paypal account linked to the event has also been shut down.

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