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