Facebook Extends Ban on Hate Speech to ‘White Nationalists’

Facebook said it concluded after months of "conversations" that white nationalism and separatism cannot be meaningfully separated from white supremacy and organized hate groups.

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is extending its ban on hate speech to prohibit the promotion and support of white nationalism and white separatism. The company previously allowed such material even though it has long banned white supremacists. The social network said Wednesday that it didn’t apply the ban previously to expressions of white nationalism because it linked such expressions with broader concepts of nationalism and separatism — such as American pride or Basque separatism…

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