Facebook Bans🚫 Conspiracy Theorists; Controversial Black Activist

Facebook on Thursday banned prominent conspiracy theorists including Infowars founder Alex Jones and the controversial black activist Louis Farrakhan in its latest push to crack down on hate content at the leading social network.
“We’ve always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology,” Facebook, which has been under intensifying pressure to curtail extremist content, said in a statement.
Among the most prominent figures banned, Farrakhan, the head of the Nation of Islam, is notorious for spreading anti-Semitic and black supremacist views.
Far-right conspiracy theorist Jones is best known for calling the 9/11 attacks an inside job and for describing the Sandy Hook school massacre as a hoax. Jones’s organization Infowars was also banned by Facebook.
Others blocked Thursday from Facebook and Instagram were Milo Yiannopoulos, a high-profile right-wing provocateur; Paul Nehlen, a political candidate espousing white supremacist views; and conspiracy theorists Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer.
Source: The Star

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