Facebook to ban white nationalism and separatism content

Company previously allowed such material even though it has long banned ‘white supremacists’

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 says it hadn’t applied its ban to expressions of white nationalism because it previously linked such expressions with broader concepts of nationalism and separatism such as American pride or Basque separatism, both of which are still allowed.

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