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Far-Right Extremists Banned from Instagram and Facebook

Instagram and Facebook Ban Far-Right Extremists

In an effort to contain misinformation and extremism that have spread across the platforms, Instagram and its parent company, Facebook, have banned Alex Jones, Infowars, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson, Laura Loomer, and Paul Nehlen under their policies against dangerous individuals and organizations. They also banned the Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, who has repeatedly made anti-Semitic statements.

Infowars is subject to the strictest ban. Facebook and Instagram will remove any content containing Infowars videos, radio segments, or articles (unless the post is explicitly condemning the content), and Facebook will also remove any groups set up to share Infowars content and events promoting any of the banned extremist figures, according to a company spokesperson. (Twitter, YouTube, and Apple have also banned Jones and Infowars.)

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Social Media Account Deletions

Goodbye Facebook, Goodbye Google+ by Ryan BarrettRyan Barrett (snarfed.org)

I deleted all of my Facebook posts last week. I deleted my Google+ posts too. They were pretty much all here on my web site too, so nothing was truly lost, but I still feel a bit lighter, somehow.

I deleted my Google+, Tumblr, EyeEm, mastodon.social, and 500px accounts last year. I was not using these accounts at all so I didn’t feel a loss. Google+ was shutting down anyway. Like Ryan, Facebook is the only place I can catch-up family and friends. As Ryan stated, “Facebook is still basically a public utility.” What…

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Instagram’s Christmas Crackdown | The Atlantic by Chris AldrichChris Aldrich (Boffo Socko)

Read Instagram’s Christmas Crackdown (The Atlantic)No meme account is safe—not even @God.
There are so many reasons here for these folks to join the IndieWeb. A solid, popular feed reader would solve many of these problems.
“We are our own BuzzFeed,” said Declan Mortimer, a 16-year-old who r…

Yes, many reasons made repeatedly evident by Instagram’s past, current actions. We (the collective web of online media small and large) have warned about building on someone else platform for years. Author and journalist, John Battelle wrote an excellent article, Do Not Build Your Brand House On Land You Don’t Own. About the dangers of…

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