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Facebook bans conspiracy theorists, controversial black activist

May 03, 2019 - 7:01 AM

(UPDATED) The social media titan bans Louis Farrakhan, the head of the Nation of Islam, far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, and Milo Yiannopoulos, a high-profile right-wing provocateur, in its latest crackdown on hate content

COMBO) This combination of pictures created on May 02, 2019 shows right-wing British provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos answers questions during a speech at Parliament House in Canberra on December 5, 2017, commentator Alex Jones arrive to hear testimony by Google CEO Sundar Pichai during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 11, 2018, Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, National Representative of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad and The Nation of Islam, speaks onstage during the Celebration of Life memorial service for late US rapper, recording artist and social activist Nipsey Hussle, at the Staples Center on April 11, 2019 in Los Angeles. Facebook on May 2, 2019, banned black activist leader Louis Farrakhan, far-right icon Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, know for neo-Nazi rhetoric, and several others in a heightened crackdown on hate content at the leading social network. "We've always banned individuals or organizations that promote or engage in violence and hate, regardless of ideology," Facebook said in a statement. Others banned Thursday from Facebook and Instagram were Paul Nehlen, a political candidate espousing white supremacist views; and conspiracy theorists Paul Joseph Watson and Laura Loomer. SAUL LOEB, MARK GRAHAM, Kevork Djansezian / AFP / POOL AFPForum Your opinion matters

U.S. court orders Infowars' Alex Jones to disclose financials to Sandy Hook families

Jan 12, 2019 - 8:38 PM

Six families of the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting victims are suing the Infowars website owner for defamation

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Sep 07, 2018 - 12:43 PM

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Twitter permanently bans far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Sep 07, 2018 - 8:09 AM

The social network has been under pressure to remove Jones following similar moves by fellow tech giants Facebook, YouTube, Spotify and Apple last month

BANNED ON TWITTER. Alex Jones of InfoWars talks to reporters outside a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing concerning foreign influence operations' use of social media platforms, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Twitter puts curbs on far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Aug 15, 2018 - 5:45 PM

(UPDATED) According to Twitter, Jones' account is not suspended but 'has limited functionality,' as part of an enforcement effort that requires tweets violating Twitter rules to be deleted

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Twitter chief defends not booting Infowars

Aug 08, 2018 - 12:13 PM

Jack Dorsey explains that it is journalists' job to shine the light of truth on unsubstantiated rumors or sensationalized issues

Apple and Facebook delete content of U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Aug 07, 2018 - 12:09 AM

Alex Jones, whose site InfoWars has accused victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting of being 'actors' in a plot to discredit the gun lobby, had violated Facebook's hate speech policies, the social network says