Facebook bans accounts of personalities and organizations promoting extremist rhetoric

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Facebook launched a new campaign Thursday for promoters of radical, violent, anti-Semitic or racist rhetoric, including well-known American figures such as Louis Varkhan, president of the Nation of Islam, and founder of the Infowars site, Alex Jones.

“We have banned individuals or organizations that promote or practice violence or hatred, whatever the doctrine,” the organization said in a statement. These calculations were considered to fall within the category of “dangerous persons and organizations”.

The resolutions would also be applied to the accounts in the application of Instagram, the subsidiary company.

Social networking sites are often criticized for not rushing to remove problematic content or shock.

Louis Farrakhan, 85, heads the Nation of Islam, founded in 1930, whose members are known for their anti-Semitic, violent and gay attitudes. One of Farrakhan’s words “Hitler was a great man” in 1984.

The 45-year-old Alex Jones is headed by Advisors, who promotes conspiracy theories and practices intentional disinformation. Jones confirms that the shooting incident at the Sandy Hawk School in the United States in 2012, is a play.

The accounts of Paul Neelen, a Republican politician and Milo Janopolis, the British figure defending white supremacy in the United States, have also been suspended.

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