FACEBOOK has finnally BANNED far-right hatemongers InfoWars’ Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos for extremist content
Jones and Yiannopoulos have also been barred others from Instagram with the site saying they violated its rules against hate and violence.
Alex Jones has been banned from Facebook for breaching their rules on hate speech
Rex Features Milo Yiannopoulos has been banned from Facebook
Right-wing extremists Paul Nehlen, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer were also banned by Facebook.
The site has previously banned Jones from its flagship service, but not Instagram.
For years, social media companies have been under pressure from civil rights groups to clamp down on hate speech on their services.
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Facebook says the newly banned accounts violated its policy against dangerous individuals and organizations.
The company says it has “always banned” people or groups that proclaim a violent or hateful mission or are engaged in acts of hate or violence, regardless of political ideology.
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