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Facebook Bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Other Far-Right Figures

  • Farrakhan also among those removed from social-media sites
  • Company says they violated policies on hate speech, violence
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Facebook Bans Far-Right Figures for Policy Violations
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Facebook Inc. said it’s banning a number of controversial far-right figures, including Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and Laura Loomer, for violating the social-media company’s policies on hate speech and promoting violence.

The company is also blocking religious leader Louis Farrakhan, who is known for sharing anti-Semitic views; Paul Nehlen, a white nationalist who ran for Congress in 2018; and conspiracy theorist Paul Joseph Watson. All of these individuals and accounts that represent them are also banned from photo-sharing app Instagram.