Facebook bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and other far-right figures - 2019-05-02

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F345.png Facebook bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and other far-right figures May 2, 2019, Kari Paul, The Guardian

The company has struggled to control far-right hate speech on the platform in recent years

Facebook banned several prominent accounts promoting white nationalism on the platform on Thursday.

Accounts barred from Facebook, as well as its subsidiary Instagram, as part of the new enforcement include the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, the far-right troll Milo Yiannopoulos and the anti-Muslim figurehead Laura Loomer. Jones was previously banned from Facebook but still had an account on Instagram, which was no longer live as of Thursday.

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{{cite news | first = Kari | last = Paul | author2 = Jim Waterson | title = Facebook bans Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos and other far-right figures | url = https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/may/02/facebook-ban-alex-jones-milo-yiannopoulos | work = The Guardian | date = May 2, 2019 | accessdate = September 16, 2019 }}