After Facebook banned Faith Goldy and white nationalist groups, accounts and ads in their name remained - 2019-04-09

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F94.png After Facebook banned Faith Goldy and white nationalist groups, accounts and ads in their name remained April 9, 2019, Marco Chown Oved, Toronto Star

BuzzFeed News and the Toronto Star are investigating the ways in which political parties, third-party pressure groups, foreign powers, and individuals are influencing Canada's political debate in the run-up to this fall's federal election. This report is part of that collaboration. A day after Facebook banned six Canadian individuals and groups for spreading hate, two made their way back onto the platform with new pages, while 11 pages with similar names and content remained online despite the ban.

After Facebook banned Faith Goldy from across its platforms, climate change activist Lee Hunter noticed this ad Tuesday morning and reported it to Facebook. Hunter received a reply stating the advertisement did not violate the company's ad policy, and posted it to Twitter. Tuesday afternoon, Facebook took down the page that purchased Goldy's advertisement. ( (Twitter) ) Hunter received a reply stating the advertisement did not violate the company's ad policy and posted it to Twitter. Tuesday afternoon, Facebook took down the page that purchased Goldy's advertisement.

Faith Goldy, the Canadian Nationalist Front, Wolves of Odin, and Canadian Infidels were all banned Monday but more than 24 hours later BuzzFeed News and the Toronto Star found pages, groups, and Instagram accounts using similar names and posting similar content that had been on the banned accounts. After asking Facebook for comment, they were all taken down. Meanwhile, a new account was opened under Goldy's name, and the account purchased an ad on Facebook promoting her personal website. When climate change activist Lee Hunter noticed the ad Tuesday morning, he reported it to Facebook. Hunter received a reply stating the advertisement did not violate the company's policy, and posted it to Twitter. Goldy later tweeted screenshots of Hunter's exchange with Facebook, adding a smirking face emoji.

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{{cite news | first = Marco Chown | last = Oved | author2 = Alex Boutilier; Jane Lytvynenko; Craig Silverman | title = After Facebook banned Faith Goldy and white nationalist groups, accounts and ads in their name remained | url = https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2019/04/09/after-facebook-banned-faith-goldy-and-hate-groups-accounts-and-ads-in-their-name-remained.html | work = Toronto Star | date = April 9, 2019 | accessdate = April 23, 2019 }}