Facebook and Instagram ban white supremacy content

Posted on: March 27th, 2019 by ABC News No Comments

alexsl/iStock(MENLO PARK, Calif.) —  Facebook and Instagram are banning white supremacy on their platforms, almost two weeks after a shooter associated with such ideology committed the worst terror attack in New Zealand history and livestreamed it on Facebook.

“We’re announcing a ban on praise, support and representation of white nationalism and separatism on Facebook and Instagram, which we’ll start enforcing next week. It’s clear that these concepts are deeply linked to organized hate groups and have no place on our services,” the company announced in a post on its newsroom site on Wednesday.

The livestream of the attack on two New Zealand mosques, which killed 50 people and injured dozens more, drew worldwide attention for both the ability to have the event broadcast and for how long the content stayed up on social media platforms, also including YouTube and Twitter.

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