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Facebook Bans Louis Farrakhan & Others for Hate Speech

Minister Louis Farrakhan‘s profile was one of many marked “dangerous” removed from Facebook and its other services including Instagram and dedicated fan pages.

The social media network announced on Thursday that they banned the Nation of Islam leader— who often makes unfavorable and anti-Semitic remarks — along with other right-wing media personalities Milo Yiannopoulos, Laura Loomer, Paul Nehlen, Alex Jones and his site, Infowars.

“We’ve always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology,” a Facebook spokesperson told CNN Business. “The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today.”

In February, Farrakhan said “the powerful Jews are my enemy” during his Saviours’ Day speech in Chicago.

The Mark Zuckerberg-created platform has been under heavy scrutiny about the amount of extremist content and hate speech that appears on the service. The latest ban comes just one month after the company extended its ban on hateful content to include anyone that supports or promotes White nationalism and White separatism.

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3 comments

Curtis Gease September 7, 2019 at 2:22 pm

many of the comments the minister has are true but in the past during the civil rights marches and the freedom busses .the jewish helped and financed the trips and provided lawyers to help get the riders out of jail jews were killed along with our black brothers there are bad jews bad in all races .as a 70 year old black man I have seen and heard a lot and racial incitement works for whites and for us

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Joan C McBride October 17, 2019 at 7:42 pm

So Facebook, when will you stop posting comments made by the current president of the United States? He has caused more divisiveness than anyone wants to acknowledge.

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Jeffrey Payne November 8, 2019 at 1:11 pm

Do the president himself post on facebook or do people post alleged comments they president made?

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