Facebook bans several Canadians for supporting white nationalism as Ottawa eyes new regulations for social platforms - 2019-04-08

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F132.png Facebook bans several Canadians for supporting white nationalism as Ottawa eyes new regulations for social platforms April 8, 2019, Tamsin Mcmahon, Globe and Mail

Open this photo in gallery Several Canadian individuals and groups involved in 'organized hate' have been banned from having any further presence on Facebook and Instagram. Those banned include one-time Toronto mayoral candidate Faith Goldy, seen here on March 20, 2018. Hannah Yoon/The Canadian Press

Facebook has banned several Canadian far-right commentators and extremist groups for promoting organized hate, a move that comes as legislators in Canada and Europe look at tightening regulations on social-media platforms.

Six months ahead of the federal election, the social media giant said on Monday it had banned several users for supporting white nationalism, including Faith Goldy, a former Toronto mayoral candidate who was fired in 2017 from Rebel Media after appearing on a podcast affiliated with a neo-Nazi website.

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