Facebook Has Banned Louis Farrakhan And Others From All Platforms
Facebook announced this afternoon that it has designated some high-profile people, including Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, and right-wing political commentator Milo Yiannopoulos as “dangerous”. They say that they will be removing them from their platforms.
Facebook officials say Farrakhan is being removed for his anti-semetic language. Facebook is also getting rid of right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones who headed the controversial media outlet InfoWars
Facebook spokesperson said in a statement provided to CNN Business
“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.”
Such factors include whether the person or organization has ever called for violence against individuals based on race, ethnicity, or national origin; whether the person has been identified with a hateful ideology; whether they use hate speech or slurs in their about section on their social media profiles; and whether they have had pages or groups removed from Facebook for violating hate speech rules, according to the spokesperson.