Facebook bans extremists over hate posts

Facebook bans extremists over   hate posts

After years of pressure to crack down on hate and bigotry, Facebook (FB) has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and other extremists, saying they violated its ban on “dangerous individuals.” The company also removed right-wing personalities Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer, along with Jones’ site, Infowars, which often posts conspiracy

After years of pressure to crack down on hate and bigotry, Facebook (FB) has banned Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones and other extremists, saying they violated its ban on “dangerous individuals.”

The company also removed right-wing personalities Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer, along with Jones’ site, Infowars, which often posts conspiracy theories.

The latest bans apply to both Facebook’s main service and to Instagram and extend to fan pages and other related accounts.

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