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Facebook goes after dangerous users, bans controversial figures from the platform

Facebook goes after dangerous users, bans controversial figures from the platform

Facebook has been banning what it considers 'dangerous users' notorious for sharing fake news and extremism.

This continues the company’s efforts to try and clean up the website and address many of the concerns of users seeing a rise in content such as fake news, hate posts, and other inappropriate pieces of content.

Recently, the website removed former Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulous, InfoWars founder Alex Jones and Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan.

The bans include all of Facebook’s related platforms, such as Instagram. Those who were banned were notified ahead of the public knowing, giving them time to make their audiences aware. 

“We’ve always banned individuals or organisations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology," Facebook said in a statement

"The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today.”

This also comes after Facebook has been urged to take responsibility for the content shared to its main platform. Earlier this year, the UK government called for social media sites to be regulated properly


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