Facebook bans Faith Goldy, Canadian white nationalist groups in latest crackdown - 2019-04-08

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F94.png Facebook bans Faith Goldy, Canadian white nationalist groups in latest crackdown April 8, 2019, Alex Boutilier, Toronto Star

Facebook will ban Faith Goldy, Soldiers of Odin, the Canadian Nationalist front and other hate groups from across its platforms, the company said on Monday. The ban will extend to any associated Facebook groups, pages or Instagram accounts, including Kevin Goudreau, Wolves of Odin, and the Aryan Strikeforce.

Facebook said the individuals and organizations have expressed white nationalist sentiments and violate its policy on dangerous individuals and organizations, which bans "terrorist activity, organized hate, mass or serial murder, human trafficking, organized violence or criminal activity."

The ban comes after the social media giant has come under renewed scrutiny for allowing racism and hate to flourish on its platforms, and weeks after the terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, which was broadcast live on Facebook.

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