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Facebook bans high profile right-wing US personalities

Facebook bans high profile right-wing US personalities

Facebook Inc. is banning some high profile people from Facebook and Instagram for being dangerous and violating their terms and conditions.

Among them, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and anti-Semite/white nationalist politician Paul Nehlan.

The rest are right-wing personalities Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson, and Laura Loomer.

“We’ve always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology.

“The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today.”

Statement by Facebook representative on Thursday

Currently, Facebook is facing criticism for not stopping hate speech and misinformation, but it is also being accused of limiting right-wing speech.

However, the company says it limits people for repeatedly violated its policies around hate speech and promoting violence, not because of politics.

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