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    Facebook, Instagram Ban Far-Right Figures

    The two social platforms have booted outspoken extremists including Alex Jones and Milo Yiannopoulos following months of criticism over their collective role in allegedly fueling hate speech. Infowars has also been banned, and any reposted content from the site will be removed. And after recent extremist attacks on New Zealand and U.S. synagogues piled pressure on the platforms, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has also been banished for repeated anti-Semitic posts.

    What other content poses problems? Observers claim Facebook could do much more to police harmful anti-vaccine content — which thrives on Instagram through memes, a recent investigation found.

    Read this OZY feature about Europe’s “joke” parties.

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