Facebook bans Louis Farrakhan, Alex Jones

When Milo Yiannopoulos was banned from Twitter it was for

Yiannopoulos was banned from entering Australia earlier this year following his comments on social media about the Christchurch terror attack, in which 50 Muslims were killed during prayer. Milo Yiannopoulos (right) speaks during an event in Canberra, Australia on December 5, 2017.

Following the actions of other tech platforms, Facebook banned Alex Jones and InfoWars pages from Facebook in August 2018.

Facebook has taken measures against people they've deemed "dangerous" on their platform which include the leader of Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, "InfoWars" conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones, and right-wing provocateur, Milo Yiannapolis, among others.

The move will also ban impersonations, not to mention Facebook events and groups promoting those subject to the bans.

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

Facebook says the newly banned accounts violated its policy against unsafe individuals and organizations.

A Facebook spokesperson addressed the decision in a statement, which reads, "We've always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology".

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InfoWars has championed Nehlen, who was previously banned by Twitter. The ban includes the removal of Pages and Groups representing the users. Loomer, a far-right activist known for her Russia-related conspiracy theories, is frequently praised on InfoWars and has appeared as a guest, as has Yiannopoulos.

The social media giant also purged accounts belonging to far-right figures Laura Loomer, Milo Yiannopoulos and failed Senate candidate Paul Nehlen.

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The bans come as Facebook has pledged to do more to eliminate hate speech on its platform.

Facebook said it began to reexamine the figures last year, and some of the activities and posts the company said it had reevaluated took place within the last one or two years.

Some of the affected accounts remained available on Thursday morning for some time after Facebook's official announcement.

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