Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, others

03 Mai, 2019, 00:29 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Facebook has banned several far-right personalities including Alex Jones the leader of Infowars

Facebook says the newly banned accounts violated its policy against risky individuals and organisations. The social network also banned Louis Farrakhan, the leader of Nation of Islam, and several other controversial figures. The ban includes the removal of Pages and Groups representing the users.

When Milo Yiannopoulos was banned from Twitter it was for, "repeated violations of the Twitter rules, specifically our rules prohibiting participating or inciting targeted abuse of individuals".

"We've always banned individuals or organisations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology", the company said in a statement. It just took a while to deliver these bans due to the "extensive" process of evaluating potential offenders.

Jones, who peddles conspiracy theories through his media site InfoWars and has frequently said that the Sandy Hook school shooting was staged, was temporarily suspended from Facebook a year ago.

Facebook said it began to reexamine the figures last year, and some of the activities and posts the company said it had reevaluated took place within the last one or two years. Now the company will remove all fan pages that promote InfoWars, even if they have no formal connection to the site or its employees.

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While Facebook has made a move to ban all hate speech from the platform, they have also had to answer to calls to ban Farrakhan based on anti-Semitic remarks made in his speeches.

The bans are likely to be welcomed by civil rights activists, who have long argued that these individuals espouse violent and hateful views and that Silicon Valley companies should not allow their platforms to become a vehicle for spreading them. A Facebook spokesperson says Yiannopoulos and Loomer have also publicly supported McInnes.

"I'm about to be banned", wrote Mr Yiannopoulos to his followers on Instagram.

Facebook permanently banning several "dangerous" figures including Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, and Laura Loomer, while also removing the accounts and pages affiliated with the individuals. That policy may not apply to any or all of the people banned Thursday, however.



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