White nationalists, hate groups continue to evade Facebook ban - 2019-05-30

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F94.png White nationalists, hate groups continue to evade Facebook ban May 30, 2019, Alex Boutilier, Toronto Star

More than a month after Facebook banned some white nationalist, white supremacist and other hate groups, they remain active on the platform and continue to use it for recruitment.

Facebook announced bans of known extremist groups following the deadly attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand. Now, a researcher says that not only are banned groups still active on the platform, but that the company is failing to identify them itself, or to react quickly or effectively when others do.

"Facebook likes to make a PR move and say that they're doing something but they don't always follow up on that," Megan Squire, an Elon University computer science professor who researches online extremism, told a joint BuzzFeed News/Toronto Star investigation.

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