Facebook Has Banned Alex Jones And Louis Farrakhan For Hate Speech

Alex Jones and Louis Farrakhan are among the group of 'dangerous' personalities that Facebook has banned from its site today in an attempt to purge 'dangerous' content.

Various accounts on the site have been terminated today for violation of Facebook's hate speech policies.

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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has often fallen under fire for his extremist right-wing remarks. Accounts such as his have been banned from all of Facebook's platforms as of today.

Other public figures such as Louis Farrakhan and Milo Yiannopoulous have also been banned.


Farrakhan's recent anti-Semetic statements place him and other figures in violation of Facebook hate speech rules.

Facebook released a statement regarding the platform purge today. today

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"We've always banned individuals or organisations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology," the statement reads.

Facebook representatives have made it clear that they have purged hate-oriented accounts regardless of political ideology.

"The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today."

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Facebook is following in the steps of Twitter, who have already begun to weed out any accounts that promote violence, hate speech, or ideology that affects the safety of others on the platform.