Facebook bans high-profile people for hate speech

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Facebook bans some high-profile people from its platforms.

Today’s ban included Louis Farrakhan, Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer.

Facebook previously banned Alex Jones and Infowars, but recently upgraded the ban to its Instagram platform as well.

The company says the newly banned accounts violated its policy against dangerous individuals and organizations.

Additionally, Facebook 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.

Social media companies have been under pressure from civil rights groups to clamp down on hate speech on their services.

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