Facebook bans health and conspiracy site Natural News (Updated) - 2019-06-10

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F0.png Facebook bans health and conspiracy site Natural News (Updated) June 10, 2019, Beth Mole, Ars Technica

Facebook on Sunday removed the prominent health and conspiracy site Natural News from its platform and banned its incendiary founder from posting content.

In an email to Ars, a spokesperson for Facebook confirmed the removal and said only that it was over "violating our policies against spam." Under those policies, Facebook "do[es] not allow people to use misleading or inaccurate information to collect likes, followers, or shares." More specifically, it prohibits sites that "encourage likes, shares, or clicks under false pretenses," and those that "artificially increase distribution for financial gain," among other things.

Facebook's decision comes just a day after The Daily Beast published a report into the wild, far-right conspiracy theories that have become staples on Natural News.

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{{cite news | first = Beth | last = Mole | title = Facebook bans health and conspiracy site Natural News (Updated) | url = https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/06/natural-news-hawker-of-vitamins-and-far-right-conspiracies-banned-from-facebook/ | work = Ars Technica | date = June 10, 2019 | accessdate = October 23, 2019 }}