The social media giant Facebook announced last Thursday, May 2, that the platform is banning ‘extremist leaders’ including Alex Jones, Paul Nehlen, Milo Yiannopoulos, Lara Loomer and Louis Farrakhan to its platform as well as in Instagram.
The decision was rooted in the policies against dangerous individuals and organizations, which these people obviously violated. Jones can’t also utilize Instagram because it is owned by Facebook. He is already off Twitter, after being permanently banned from the platform last September 2018.
Banned individuals were evaluated and were concluded to have dangerous and violent contents, which clearly violates the policies of both platforms.
Facebook’s Spokesperson told Dailymail.com, ”We’ve always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology. The process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision to remove these accounts today.”
Aside from being banned from the platform, Facebook is also removing any pages and groups that share provoking contents to the public. Infowars content is subject for removal and will not be tolerated.
With this recent progress, many have seen that the platform is becoming more aggressive now that the 2020 election is approaching. Policies are strictly enforced so people who don’t want to be out, need to follow the rules of Facebook.
The social media giant also clarifies that they are carefully assessing the reports sent to them by users. In addition to malicious posts and contents, their team also check if a person or organization has called for violence against other people based on race, origin and nationality. Moreover, users can also be banned if hateful ideology is posted and uses hate speech.
Apple and YouTube removed Jones’ accounts after violating community guidelines and sharing hateful contents.