Two Facebook pages associated with white nationalist leader Richard Spencer have been kicked off the Jewish-owned platform.
The National Policy Institute, which advocates for a white ethnostate, had a page with 4,000 followers. Spencer’s online magazine Altright.com also had a Facebook page with more than 10,000 followers.
Both were removed after an inquiry from VICE News about those pages and those of several other prominent white nationalist groups.
In Congressional testimony earlier this week, Facebook's jewish founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company does "not allow hate groups."
“We do not allow hate groups on Facebook, overall. So if there’s a group that, their primary purpose or a large part of what they do is spreading hate, we will ban them from the platform overall,” he said.
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The far-left extremist VICE News media contacted Facebook regarding its policy on "hate groups", and flagged a number of examples of groups using their platform, including Spencer's and The Nationalist Initiative. As of 12:30 p.m. Friday, the social media company had censored all three of those pages.
Facebook said in a statement that they don’t allow organized "hate groups" to maintain a presence on the service. They filter political dissidents out through human monitors, technology that identifies "politically incorrect" speech, and partnerships with organizations.
And yet those failsafes did not catch two of the most prominent white nationalist groups in America.