Facebook and Instagram ban Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, other far-right figures

CNET | 5/2/2019 | Queenie Wong
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Alex Jones of Infowars was barred from Facebook on Thursday.

Facebook is cracking down on far-right figures and groups.

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On Thursday, the social network barred conspiracy theorist and Infowars host Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer along with far-right organizations. The ban included the social network's Instagram photo-sharing service.

Facebook said the figures and groups violated its rules against dangerous individual and organizations. The social network also banned Louis Farrakhan, the leader of Nation of Islam, and several other controversial figures.

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"We've always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology," a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. "The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is...
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