The social media giant Facebook on Wednesday (March 27) announced crackdown to curb white nationalism and white separatism through ban on such posts. The ban will be enforced starting next week at the leading online social network and its image-centric messaging service Instagram.
“It´s clear that these concepts are deeply linked to organised hate groups and have no place on our services,” the social network said in a statement. “Going forward, while people will still be able to demonstrate pride in their ethnic heritage, we will not tolerate praise or support for white nationalism and separatism,” Facebook said.
“This is long overdue as the country continues to deal with the grip of hate and the increase in violent white supremacy,” she said. “We need the tech sector to do its part to combat these efforts.”
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Thursday (March 28) welcomed Facebook’s decision. “Arguably these categories should always fall within the community guidelines of hate speech, but nevertheless it’s positive the clarification has now been made in the wake of the attack in Christchurch,” she said at a press conference.
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23 August, 2019